Yoga's Benefits for Alzheimer's

There is no currently no cure for Alzheimer’s but recent research suggests that yoga and meditation may play a role in prevention and improving symptoms of the progressive disease

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Oct 20, 2016
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There is no currently no cure for Alzheimer’s but recent research suggests that yoga and meditation may play a role in prevention and improving symptoms of the progressive disease, which is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In 2014, in the first study to suggest that memory loss may be reversed, yoga and meditation were included as part of a complex, 36-point therapeutic program. Another study found that yoga and meditation may help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their caregivers socialize and feel better.

In the linked article below, the potential benefits of yoga for Alzheimer's is explored, through the lens of a specialist yoga program for Alzheimer's in Copper Ridge, USA. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did!

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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