Meditation reduces memory loss in adults

Are you or is someone you know concerned about memory loss later in life? Subjective Cognitive Decline (SDC), is thought to be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease, but a recent study has shown that practicing meditation can help reverse such early memory loss.

The researchers, led by Kim E. Innes, PhD, from West Virginia University, Morgantown, have recently published an article online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

In the work, Dr Innes and her colleagues suggest that intervening at this early stage may slow the progression to Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr Innes told Medscape Medical News that “the practice of meditation or listening to music are cost-effective, easy for people to do, noninvasive, and have no side effects, and yet they are nonstigmatizing interventions for improving memory, cognition, as well as stress, mood, sleep, and quality of life.”