Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-2126
Print ISSN : 2394-2118
Article First Page : 73
Article End Page : 76
Introduction: Elderly age is associated with decline in cognitive functions. Attention and working memory are significantly affected during this phase of life.
Aim and Objective: To study the effect of mindfulness meditation (MM) on elderly age induced decline in attention and working memory.
Materials and Methods: 100 elderly participants were randomly divided in meditator group (n= 50) and control group (n = 50). Meditator group followed the MM schedule during 45 days study period. Digit Span test (DST) was used for pre- & post- study evaluation of attention & working memory.
Result: There was significant improvement (p < .05) in scores of DST for Meditator group participant. In control group, there were no significant changes in DST scores.
Conclusion: MM practice counters the elderly age induced decline in attention & working memory.
Keywords: Elderly, Mindfulness, Meditation, Attention, Working memory.