Meditation is recommended by Age UK and NICE and Alzheimers Society as a beneficial technique to improve older people’s health and well being.

Studies are showing many positive benefits of meditation in the older age group.   A comprehensive and systematic review of 12 studies into the potential effects of meditation on age-related cognitive decline: a systematic review was published in 2014 by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health with the conclusion that the effects of a wide range of meditation practices had been investigated and that evidence showed that meditation may be able to offset age related cognitive decline and even increase cognitive capabilities in older people and furthermore that these studies showed that it is feasible to effectively teach these techniques to the elderly.

 

      Research has shown the benefits of meditation to be helpful in

  • Slowing down the progression of Alzheimers

  • A recent study showed that a combination of meditation and breathing exercises can help slow down the development of dementia-related diseases. Other studies suggest that mindfulness meditation helps people cope better with the anxiety, stress and depression that often accompany memory loss.

  • Improved Digestion

  • Developing a sharp focused mind

  • Managing moods and emotions and helping with geriatric depression.

  • Improved memory

  • Promoting relaxation and calmness

  • Alleviating Stress

  • Managing chronic pain

  • It has even been found to reduce feelings of loneliness in elderly people from research from UCLA

 

If you would like to enquire about running sessions in your community Please contact us for further information. Sessions can incorporate meditation, relaxation and adapted Tai Chi exercises and adapted to suit your requirements. 

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