Alden Courts of Waterford invites the community to learn more about maintaining a health lifestyle by attending this free lecture, the last of our Fall Lecture Series.
Thursday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm
Mindfulness is a powerful practice for becoming keenly aware of our thoughts and emotions, interactions with others, as well as our experiences. When we have an understanding of how mindfulness helps us personally, then we can use the practice to be more present with others, especially our loved ones with dementia. Research shows mindfulness improves memory, creativity and reaction times. It also has been proven to help in the treatment of heart disease and high blood pressure; boost the immune system; ease anxiety, PTSD, depression, chronic pain and gastrointestinal problems; and can increase sleep, among others. In this lecture, you will learn how to build mindfulness cues into your daily life and we’ll practice a mindfulness meditation technique and experience sensory awareness techniques that can assist in heightening consciousness.