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Sonia Goulet,
Ph.D.

Full professor
School of psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Laval University

The mindfulness approach is an 8-week program promoting the development of a regular meditative practice and an attitude of openness and non-judgement compatible with wellbeing. This approach is administered to aging participants suffering from mild or subjective cognitive impairment in the hope of tampering or even reversing the evolution towards Alzheimer dementia. Main variables of interest pre- and post- intervention are psychological status, cognition, brain functioning and structural integrity, physiological stress response, and immunity profile.

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Larouche, E., Hudon, C., & Goulet, S. (2015) Potential benefits of mindfulness-based interventions in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: An interdisciplinary perspective. Behavioural Brain Research. 276(1), 199-212. doi : 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.05.058

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A-M., Hudon, C. & Goulet, S. (2015) Relevance and application of mindfulness-based interventions for older adults at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 11 (7), 898.

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A.-M., Goulet, S., Duchesne, S., & Hudon, C. (Submitted) The potential of mindfulness-based interventions to prevent memory decline as well as hippocampal and entorhinal atrophy in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: Preliminary findings. Oral presentation at the International Psychogeriatric Association annual conference, September, San Francisco, USA.

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A.-M., Goulet, S., & Hudon, C. (2016) Mindfulness-based intervention prevents memory decline and improves mood and quality of life in older adults with mild cognitive impairment : Preliminary findings. Oral presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), July, Toronto, Canada.

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A.-M., Hudon, C., & Goulet, S. (2016) Efficacité d'une intervention basée sur la pleine conscience chez des ainés ayant un déclin cognitif subjectif ou un trouble cognitif léger : Une étude pilote. Presentation orale 38e Congrès annuel de la SQRP, Mars, Trois-Rivières, Canada.

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A.-M., Morin-Alain, V., Hudon, C., & Goulet, S. (2016) Pourquoi et comment s’intéresser à la pleine conscience dans le vieillissement pathologique? 24 heures de Science (http://www.science24heures.com) : Atelier d’initiation à la pleine conscience, May, Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec.

Hudon, C., Larouche, E., Chouinard, A.-M., & Goulet S. (2015). Mindfulness-based interventions: Potentials benefits for the prevention of cognitive decline. 35e Rencontre de la Société canadienne de gériatrie. Montréal.

Larouche, E., Chouinard, A-M., Hudon, C. & Goulet, S. (2015) Relevance and application of mindfulness-based interventions for older adults at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.Poster presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), July, Washington, USA.
 


Keywords: 
Mindfulness, stress, depression, cognition, immunity, aging, psychopathology

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