This guide explores how mindfulness practice can benefit the physical and emotional well-being of people aged 65+.
What is Mindful Ageing?
“Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.” Somerset Maugham, Author
Mindful ageing is a philosophy that encourages older adults to accept the realities of ageing in a neutral manner while also not denying the challenges of getting older. When put into practice, it can help older adults to cope with the significant changes associated with getting older. This more positive mindset offers a much-needed counterpoint to the general attitude that old age is solely about disease and decline.
The Health Benefits of Mindful Ageing
Research on mindful ageing linked it with a number of physical and emotional outcomes specifically among older adults. For example, it has been associated with better sleep and memory as well as reduced stress and lower blood pressure. It has also been found to provide an effective coping tool for older adults who suffer from chronic pain.
Want to Learn More About Mindful Ageing?
Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about mindful ageing. This comprehensive guide from Be Independent Homecare includes:
- A quick overview of mindfulness
- An outline of the benefits of mindfulness
- A summary of mindful ageing
- An explanation of the many ways in which mindfulness can benefit older adults
- Some tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday routine
- Insights from leading experts on mindful ageing
Scroll down to the infographic below to discover more about mindful ageing today.