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My primary areas of interest are in mindfulness based and emotion focused based treatments for older adults with mental health issues. My PhD research is a randomized controlled trial feasibility study of Emotion Focused Mindfulness Therapy for late life anxiety, with modifications due to COVID restrictions. I am also conducting a systematic review of mindfulness based treatments for late life anxiety.
Objective: Older adults are interested in mindfulness-based interventions with a meditation component for late life anxiety. This review examined the effectiveness of existing mindfulness-based interventions with a meditation component. Methods: This systematic review was registered with the Joanna Briggs Institute on 2021-05-17, was guided by J...
Peer and cohort interaction are essential elements in building a sense of community for doctoral students, yet the restrictions placed on universities in the rapidly evolving COVID-19 environment challenged the ways both doctoral students and faculty approached their teaching and learning. In many environments, public health measures forced doctora...
Background The worldwide prevalence of anxiety in older adults is estimated at between 6 and 10%. In Canada, adults 65 and older experience anxiety at a rate of 6.4%, affecting more than 300,000 people. Anxiety in older adults has been linked to difficulties retaining new information and engaging in instrumental daily activities of living. Due to C...
Background: The worldwide prevalence of anxiety in older adults is estimated at between 6% and 10%. In Canada, adults 65 and older experience anxiety at a rate of 6.4%, affecting more than 300,000 people. Anxiety in older adults has been linked to difficulties retaining new information and engaging in instrumental daily activities of living. Due to...
Objectives To evaluate the acceptability of the Integrated Parkinson’s disease Care Network (IPCN) from the perspectives of persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their care partners and healthcare providers, including identification of important components and areas for improvement Methods We used a descriptive qualitative approach with interview...
I am conducting a randomized controlled study of a modification of Emotion Focused Mindfulness Therapy, a mindfulness meditation treatment for late life anxiety. Adults 55 and older with symptoms of anxiety receive an eight week on line mindfulness program. The primary objective is feasibility and acceptability. Secondary objectives are changes to anxiety, sleep and subjective memory over time.