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Tai Chi Chih Improves Resilience, Quality of Life, and Cognitive Function

Study shows that consistent practice of Tai Chi Chih improves resilience, quality of life, and cognitive function in depressed older adults.

Dr. Helen Lavretsky is an Associate Professor In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and the Semel Institute at UCLA. She suggests that resilience, quality of life, and cognitive functioning in cases of geriatric depression may be improved with mind-body exercise such as Tai Chi Chih, complemented with the usage of standard antidepressants in older adults. More direct testing is being conducted on yogic meditation in stressed and depressed family caregivers.

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