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Apports de la méditation pleine conscience et de l’art-thérapie dans le cadre d’une double prise en charge des patients atteints de la maladie d’Alzheimer et de leurs aidants

Abstract : Alzheimer's disease affects 1.2 million French people. The caregivers are at the forefront when dealing with the psychological and behavioral symptoms the disease implies. Patients and caregivers suffer from the impact of the disease on their anxiety, stress, self-esteem and quality of life. Hence, we have focused on two non-medicinal interventions, mindfulness meditation and art therapy, adapting a mindfulness-based program for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.
In both the short term and long run, the art mediated meditation practice had a beneficial impact on the patient's stress and self-esteem; anxiety decreased only in the short term. Meditation also showed a long-term effect on the caregiver's anxiety, stress and self-esteem. In this dyad, the quality of life and the burden that relies on the caregiver only increased in the long run.
These results show the importance of stress and anxiety on the self-esteem and quality of life of both the person suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the caregiver, as well as on the burden the caregiver bears. We could therefore set aside a meditation time at the beginning of the session for the patient and caregiver to lower the anxiety and stress thresholds that can be harmful to the patient. By focusing and refocusing on the patient and on the present moment, this would allow the patient to be fully present in the speech and language therapy session, which requires significant attentional and cognitive resources.
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Manon Guerrero. Apports de la méditation pleine conscience et de l’art-thérapie dans le cadre d’une double prise en charge des patients atteints de la maladie d’Alzheimer et de leurs aidants. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02944402⟩

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