6. May reduce age-related memory loss

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Improvements in attention and clarity of thinking may help keep your mind young.

Kirtan Kriya is a form of meditation that incorporates finger movement with a mantra or chant to focus attention. It has been found in studies on people with age-related memory loss to improve performance on neuropsychological tests (26Trusted Source). Furthermore, preliminary data suggests that various meditation techniques may enhance attention, memory, and mental agility in older persons (27Trusted Source).

Meditation may help to at least partially improve memory in individuals with dementia, in addition to combating typical age-related memory loss. It can also aid in stress management and coping among caregivers for family members with dementia (28Trusted Source, 29Trusted Source).