Meditation and Music Improve Memory and Cognitive Function in Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

18 Jan 2017Innes, Kim E. | Selfe, Terry Kit | Khalsa, Dharma Singh | Kandati, Sahiti

Findings of this preliminary randomized controlled trial suggest practice of meditation or music listening ML can significantly enhance both subjective memory function and objective cognitive performance in adults with subjective cognitive decline SCD, and may offer promise for improving outcomes in this population.

Cohort Study
8 effects
3 months
53 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Meditation
Selfcare

Memory Brain outcome
Increased risk of Memory
Brain system

Low evidence
33.0%

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Meditation
Selfcare

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome
Increased risk of Cognitive Activity
Brain system

Low evidence
33.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Memory Brain outcome
Increased risk of Memory
Brain system

Low evidence
33.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome
Increased risk of Cognitive Activity
Brain system

Low evidence
33.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Brain system

Low evidence
-25.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Dementia Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

Low evidence
-20.0%

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Meditation
Selfcare

Dementia Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

Low evidence
-33.0%

Meditation Selfcare risk & protective factor
Meditation
Selfcare

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Brain system

Low evidence
-25.0%