Yoga for Dementia
A Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers
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Based on the findings of a pilot therapeutic yoga programme for people with dementia in care homes, this book offers substantial yoga sequences, breathing exercises, meditations and mindfulness exercises for improving symptoms associated with dementia. It offers an innovative Reminiscence Yoga approach, which uses sounds, music, guided imagery and familiar actions to stimulate memories. The book demonstrates the many benefits of yoga for people with dementia, and describes the ways that each yoga exercise can be adapted for people of different abilities.
Acknowledgements. Disclaimer. Foreword. Introduction. 1. What is Yoga? 2. Types of Yoga. 3. Yoga Philosophy and Principles. 4. Yoga Basics and Simple Everyday Poses. 5. Why is Yoga Beneficial for Older People. 6. What is Dementia and How Can Yoga Help? 7. Running Yoga Sessions for People Living with Dementia. 8. Sequences for All. 9. Challenging and Stimulating Sequences for Those With Early Diagnosis or Mild Cognitive Impairment. 10. Exercises for Anger Management. 11. Easy Joint Release Series for Everyone, Adapted to a Chair. 12. Stimulating the Senses. 13. Bhakti Yoga. 14. Yoga, Meditation and Meditation for Advanced Stages of Dementia, Death and Dying. References. Further Reading and Resources.
Explains the benefits of yoga for people with dementia with exercises for improving associated symptoms