Much more detailed info will be available on our dedicated Yoga For Dementia Website launching shortly.
A large amount of research has been undertaken and published demonstrating the benefits of Yoga and Meditation for people suffering with dementia. Various examples can be found below and we will be uploading our extensive research list with links to journal articles, published reports and more to our new dedicated website shortly.
Our own published report following our successful 18 month trial can be downloaded here.
More info is available on The 18 Month Successful Trial Page and also on the Foundation for Nursing studies website (Click the article button below to visit their site).
Below is a brief list of some of the research in this field:
Through various other studies, researchers have found that:
Those who practice meditation and yoga have less atrophy in the hippocampus, which is shrunken in people with Alzheimer’s.
Meditation protects our brain by increasing protective tissues.
Meditation can help seniors feel less isolated and lonely, two feelings which lead to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
There is a high correlation between perceived stress and Alzheimer’s. Meditation helps participants feel calmer, lessening perceived stress and the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Meditation reduces the stress hormone cortisol, which has been known to increase the risk of developing dementia.
Meditation increases cortical thickness and grey matter which slows the aging rate of the brain. Cortical thickness has been associated with decision making and memory.