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MINDFULNESS AND OLDER PEOPLE

Although most studies into mindfulness tend to focus on people of working age, there are strong indications that mindfulness-­based interventions could be extremely useful for older people. The interconnectedness of mind and body lies at the heart of mindfulness and this makes it highly relevant to older people who are more likely to experience physical health problems with associated psychological issues ­ such as reduced mobility and depression. It is thought that mindfulness can be particularly empowering to older people as it focuses on abilities rather than difficulties which may help older people to feel more engaged in decisions about their care. It can also help to reduce reliance on medication and it can potentially help vulnerable groups in nursing homes and those with dementia. For more info check out:- https://myageingparent.com/health/mental-health/essential-guide-to-mindfulness-for-older-people/

BULLYING

The Huffington Post writes an interesting article on mindfulness practice and bullying, hailing it a successful intervention. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/izzy-baird/bullying_b_5591930.html