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Using mindfulness to improve life for people with dementia – ‘We were not worrying about what happened yesterday and what might happen tomorrow, but accepting the here and now’

Julia Corbett, carehome.co.uk: Mindfulness is a practice which can help people relieve stress through a number of techniques that concentrate on living in the present and focusing on an immediate activity, like breathing.

The project, led by Positive Ageing Associates, is investigating whether this form of stress relief could be beneficial for people in the early stages of dementia as a way to offer respite from the difficulties and frustrations people experience when coping with the illness.

Dr Sophie Sansom, academic psychologist at Natural Mind Centre for Research and Practice, and part of the research team explained: “Mindfulness has been used in…

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