Meditation can help with Cognitive Impairment
According to Medical News Today, research done at Wake Forest Baptist Health In North Caroline showed a link between mindfulness meditation and signs of improved measures of cognition in adults with mild cognitive impairment.
The researchers put participants in two different groups. The first group was given an eight-week course on mindfulness and yoga, which the control group joined “a waiting list” to get the course later.
The study showed that the group that participated in the mindfulness training had improved cognition and positive effects on the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays a role in learning and memory.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years, and it is nice to see modern science starting to backup the claims of so many people that have benefited from practicing it. In a world where we are accustomed to getting medicated for everything, dealing with the innerworkings of the mind in a more natural way sounds extremely beneficial.