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Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss 

Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss  | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
After 12 weeks the scientists saw similar verbal memory improvements in both groups of volunteers. However, visual-spatial memory was increased to a greater degree in the yoga-meditation group.

Participants practising yoga and meditation were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress.
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Yoga is not only a great way to find balance, but it helps us as we age.
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Is every dementia the same as Alzheimers - BrainFacts.org

Is every dementia the same as Alzheimers - BrainFacts.org | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is the description of any progressive disorder that takes away a patient’s cognitive and functional abilities. Approximately 3.4 million people age 71 and older in the United States have dementia, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. Almost 18 million people worldwide have the degenerative disease.

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