There is ample empirical evidence that cultivation of mindfulness in dedicated target populations has positive health effects, specifically in the context of stress management and mental disorders. Research into the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in age-related conditions and disorders is still in its infancy. This paper describes, in brief, the scientific background of MBI and its potential to contribute to successful ageing and the care for and wellbeing of older people. Special focus is dedicated to the contribution of optimal cognitive abilities to this success and to what extent MBI may support cognitive reserve.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mindfulness, cognitive function and 'successful ageing'|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
- Health Services for the Aged
- Stress, Psychological