Depression in family caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer's Disorder and related dementias is a serious public health problem. This is a randomized, controlled, single-blind pilot clinical trial of 50 depressed caregivers, to determine the efficacy and mechanisms of group therapy for depressed dementia caregivers.
Group Therapy for Depressed Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disorder and Related Dementias
DepressionDementiaGuided Imagery and MindfulnessFacilitated Discussion
You can join if…
Open to people ages 45 years and up
Endorse clinically relevant baseline depressive symptoms Primary caregiver for a relative with dementia
You CAN'T join if...
Age < 45 Meditation / guided imagery practice more than twice per week Ideas of harming relative with dementia Current violence towards relative with dementia Adult Protective Services report on file Primary psychiatric disorder other than unipolar major depression Cognitive impairment on the part of the caregiver (Mini Mental State Examination score less than 24) Unstable medical illness Planned surgery Active drug or alcohol abuse Inability to understand written and oral English.
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