Yoga-Based Mindfulness Intervention versus Psycho-Educational Session for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment


Article co-authored by Maryam Farhang, MICARE young researcher; with Claudia Miranda, MICARE director; Graciela Rojas, Pablo Martínez, María Isabel Behrens, Álvaro I. Langer, and Marcela Díaz.

The study evaluates the effectiveness of a yoga-based meditation intervention, comparing it with the effectiveness of psychoeducational sessions; both cases applied to elderly people with mild cognitive impairment who were treated at the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile, in Santiago.

This is the first study to examine the effects of this type of intervention on cognitive and physical improvement in Chilean older adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment; on their functions and mental health conditions.

Main findings:

The yoga-based meditation intervention ended up being adapted and designed as an intervention protocol.

The good indicators make it hopeful that this intervention will be accepted as an effective non-pharmacological option for older people with mild cognitive impairment.

Foto de dos personas mayores haciendo yoga en un parque.