Helps Elderly Feel Less Lonely

meditation-image-59A recent study led by J. David Creswell published in Brain, Behavior & Immunity indicates that mindfulness meditation can help older adults feel less lonely. Moreover, the study also found that this meditation training yielded lower rates of inflammation in participants, which can help slow the progression of disease in elderly patients. Creswell sees mindfulness meditation as a promising intervention for the improvement of older adults’ overall health. While further research is warranted to study the specific process that links psychological experiences like loneliness with inflammation reduction, these initial findings demonstrate the potential benefits of meditation for the elderly community.