Those who care for older adults suffering with memory loss and other cognitive impairments can significantly reduce their depression, stress, and anxiety by focusing on what is going on at the moment and engaging in mindfulness therapy, according to new Rutgers research. The study, published in Aging & Mental Health, examined the feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness of Mindfulness Coach, a mobile application designed to teach people how to practice mindfulness. “Caregiving can be extremely stressful and time consuming. Caregivers don’t always have time to seek out the services that they may need, like therapy,” said Elissa Kozlov, instructor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health. “However, our study has indicated that mHealth strategies, such as the Mindfulness Coach app, fits well into caregivers’ busy lives and has the potential to improve their mental health and wellbeing.” To read the full story.