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Kirtan Kriya Meditation: A Promising Technique for Enhancing Cognition in Memory-Impaired Older Adults

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This chapter reviews some of the predictors and markers for Alzheimer’s, focusing on stress for the breadth of its impact and because it is an amenable target for treatment. We then describe a low cost and easy to learn meditation technique, Kirtan Kriya, that can not only lower stress, but preliminary evidence suggests it also increases cognitive ability among those with incipient Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Khalsa, D.S., Newberg, A. (2011). Kirtan Kriya Meditation: A Promising Technique for Enhancing Cognition in Memory-Impaired Older Adults. In: Hartman-Stein, P., LaRue, A. (eds) Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0636-6_24

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