Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is overtaking the country.
And health experts worldwide have been spinning their wheels trying to figure out why.
Yet, despite years of intensive research, we still don’t fully understand how this disease really works.
The good news is, scientists are starting to look at lifestyle interventions that could help prevent or delay symptoms.
And the latest research highlights the benefits of an ancient technique that focuses on relaxation, while BOOSTING cognition…
Better attention, awareness, and more
Meditation might offer significant protection against AD, the most common form of dementia.
In fact, researchers found this mindfulness technique may help reduce AD symptoms and ward off the disease.
Scientists in France recruited nearly 140 participants, 65 and older, and split them into three groups.
Subjects were randomly assigned to engage in:
- Mediation classes for two hours weekly
- Foreign language classes for two hours weekly
- Normal daily activities, without intervention (to serve as the control)
After 18 months, researchers found that attention, awareness, and emotional health—areas that often decline with dementia—improved among those practicing meditation.
A powerful mind-body technique
This isn’t the first analysis to highlight meditation’s potential against dementia.
Another study focused on a group of 60 older subjects with subjective cognitive decline.
One group listened to just 12 minutes every day, while the other group practiced Kirtan Kriya—a type of yoga meditation—for the same amount of time.
Ultimately, after just 12 weeks, the meditation group had a particularly notable increase in levels of beta-amyloid 40—an Alzheimer’s biomarker.
Now, this doesn’t mean their AD risk also increased. What’s important here is that a change in the biomarker occurred.
In fact, researchers contributed this change to pronounced improvements in memory, cognitive function, mood, sleep, and quality of life.
The bottom line: Practicing this ancient mind-body technique could work wonders for your cognition. So, why not give it a try? There are several meditation videos on the internet that you can follow from the comfort of your own home.
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Until next week,
“Meditation could protect older people against Alzheimer’s, study says.” Study Finds, 10/10/2022. (studyfinds.org/meditation-protect-alzheimers/)
“A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s.” Medical News Today, 11/16/2018. (medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323722)