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Mindfulness to Reduce Loneliness in Older Caregivers

Research Question:
Does mobile health mindfulness meditation training reduce loneliness and improve quality of social interactions?

Basic Study Information

The objective of this pilot study is to provide initial evidence of the role of mindfulness training in improving social disconnectedness - including social isolation and feelings of loneliness - in older caregivers for family members with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study arms where they will use either a (1) smartphone-based MBSR app (Headspace) or (2) active control (breathing app) for 14 days. Loneliness and quality of social interactions will be assessed using end-of-day diaries at initial visit and 14-days after enrollment.

Study Reference #: 00005296

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Autumn Gallegos greenwich

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Autumn Gallegos, PhD
Phone: (585) 275-2824

Additional Study Details

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Reimbursement:  Yes

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