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Full story: is.gd Family caregivers, under a lot of stress as they care for their ailing loved ones, may benefit from mindfulness and compassion practices. People with dementia or early Alzheimer's who are trained in such practices seem to benefit less from it. Susan Bauer-Wu, of Emory University, explains. Background In her new book, "Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness," Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor of nursing at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, offers practical guidance on using mindfulness meditation for coping with physical pain and life changes or when faced with serious conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease or caregiver stress. Links "Emory Expert Offers Tips for Coping with Life-Threatening Illnesses in New Book" (news release) shared.web.emory.edu "Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness" (book) www.newharbinger.com Susan Bauer-Wu (profile) whsc.emory.edu