Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Meditation-Based Interventions for Adults With Dementia: A Scoping Review
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Neurologic Conditions / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Meditation-Based Interventions for Adults With Dementia: A Scoping Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515345. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4029
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515345. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4029
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This scoping review investigated how meditation-based interventions improve health and quality of life outcomes for adults with dementia. Improvements in quality of life, mental health, cognition, and functional abilities were found. Gaps in the literature highlight the need for rigorous research in this area. OTs can develop standardized protocol, educate caregivers on the importance of mindfulness-based interventions, and advocate for continued research.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lindsey Hoffman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rebecca Hutt, Celine Tsui, Kim Zorokong