Yoga for Dementia
264 pages, 7 x 10
Paperback
Release Date:21 Feb 2018
ISBN:9781785921599
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Yoga for Dementia

A Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Proven to enhance wellbeing, posture, breathing and sleep, and reduce anxiety and agitation, this programme shows how yoga can be adapted to benefit people with dementia.

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.

RELATED TOPICS: Health & Well-Being, Yoga
Tania Plahay has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching for many of them. Drawing on techniques from a range of yoga traditions, yoga therapy and her own research she began adapting yoga for the elderly and in particular those living with dementia. Working with a multidisciplinary team she developed and piloted a therapeutic yoga program for people with dementia with a UK-based care provider.
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