Yoga ‘can fight dementia’


A THREE-MONTH course in yoga and meditation, especially the ancient Indian practice of kirtan, may help boost memory and fight Alzheimer’s disease, American sci- entists have said. A team of US neuroscientists from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that yoga and meditation helped minimise cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They also found it was more effective than memory enhancement exercises traditionally used to manage mild cognitive impairment. The study, funded by Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foun- dation, was published in the latest issue of the Journal of…

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