Alzheimer’s and healthy brain functioning

During TM practice, the awareness is naturally drawn inward to deeper, clearer, more expansive levels of the mind.

Scientific research studies show that during the TM technique the brain produces synchronous alpha waves in the prefrontal cortex, often spreading throughout the entire brain. These findings, along with increased blood flow to the brain, indicate more efficient, orderly brain functioning—the different parts of the brain are communicating better, working together better as a whole.

With TM the mind becomes sharper, intelligence and creativity improve, reaction time and neurological efficiency increase, memory improves, and stress, anxiety and depression are decreased.

Women and Alzheimer’s

Two-thirds of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s are women. Most doctors agree that there is no cure in sight and that treating Alzheimer’s with drugs has very limited results, if any—and comes with major side effects.

Elderly individuals who practice TM, in comparison to controls, show faster response of the brain to visual stimuli indicating healthier aging. Psychophysiology 26: S29, 1989.

Meditation and aging

By improving brain functioning on a daily basis, the Transcendental Meditation technique is key to maintaining vibrant alertness, comprehension and inner wakefulness throughout life and especially as we age.

It’s never too late to start meditating. Whether as a safeguard against Alzheimer’s or for addressing the onset of dementia or mental deterioration, the TM technique is easy to learn and practice. 

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