- Anil Rajvanshi
Can meditation help reduce Alzheimer's Disease?
Dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are diseases of the brain (DOB). They basically degenerate the nerves, attack central nervous system, make people forgetful and ultimately make them loose their memory completely so that they cannot recognize even their near and dear ones. DOB are generally old age diseases which mostly happen after the age of 60-65 though in some cases they can start as early as 40-45.
Present estimates are that 50 million people worldwide above the age of 65 years suffer from these debilitating diseases.
Many studies done by scientists have shown that intellectually active adults suffer less from these diseases as they age. And one of the better ways to increase mental faculties is by meditation. It allows us to focus on a single subject for a long time and increases the concentration and hence mental sharpness. A small article on this theme is at; http://www.nariphaltan.org/DOB.pdf
This idea is being posted at TED for wider debate and discussion.