Mindfulness-Based Interventions For Successful Aging: Benefits, Barriers, and the Future

  • Jamie Sulek University of Victoria Student
Keywords: Keywords: mindfulness; intervention; successful aging; older adults; well-being

Abstract

A growing body of research supports the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) to address a wide range of health concerns. This narrative literature review recognizes the important role these interventions play in response to public health challenges prompted by an aging demographic. Moreover, this review identifies opportunities to deliver cost-effective, community-based interventions tailored to older adults that promote successful aging. Complementary to this diverse demographic, MBIs allow participants to access naturally developed abilities that support overall well-being and resiliency later in life. The intersecting and beneficial effects of these interventions offer a well-suited, proactive, and holistic avenue to enhance quality of life for older adults.

 

Published
2021-10-25
Section
Scholarly Articles