Meditation and Older Adults

Mindfulness meditation has been found to combat loneliness.

A new study finds that mindfulness meditation can help older adults battle feelings of loneliness while also boosting health.

The study, published in the journal Brain, Behavior & Immunity, shows eight weeks of training in mindfulness meditation (a total of 2.5 hours a week) is linked with decreased loneliness.

The study included 40 participants between ages 55 and 85, some of whom participated in an eight-week training program (a total of 2.5 hours a week) called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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