Mindful Ageing

Healthy Ageing: Neuroprotective effects of mindfulness practice
Peter Malinowski (LJMU), Adam Moore (LJMU), Bethan Mead (LJMU), Thomas Gruber (University of Osnabrück) 

In two projects funded by the BIAL Foundation and LJMU’s Institute for Health Research we are investigating whether mindfulness practice can be useful in slowing down and preventing some aspects of cognitive ageing by stimulating neural plasticity and cortical reorganisation. These projects combine cross-sectional as well as longitudinal approaches with the aim of unravelling which cognitive processes might benefit from mindfulness practice, what the effectiveness of such programmes is and what the underlying psychological and neural mechanisms of change are.