To reduce pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment, get to the yoga mat

May 10, 2016
A three-month course of yoga and meditation was found to be even more effective than memory enhancement exercises for managing mild cognitive impairment.
A three-month course of yoga and meditation was found to be even more effective than memory enhancement exercises for managing mild cognitive impairment.
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UCLA scientists conducted a study following a cohort of individuals over the age of 55 for 3 months, either participating in a yoga class, a memory training program, or both. They found that the yoga reduced cognitive and emotional issues that can often be early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The study was lead by Helen Lavretsky, a professor in residence in UCLA’s department of psychiatry, who noted that the yoga was more effective than memory enhancement exercises (like luminosity) for reducing a wide range of early symptoms.

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