アルツハイマーに確かな効果:ヨガ

アメリカは東海岸からの事例です。
統合医療の一環として,ヨガはアルツハイマーに確かな効果をもたらしそうです。

ヨガによって、よく眠れるようになったり、言われもない不安に襲われる頻度が減ったり,リラックスできたりすることは、病状の悪化を遅らせることができそうです。

また、ヨガを通じて似たような悩みを抱えた人たちと交流できることで、自分はひとりぼっちじゃないことを実感できることが大きいと言われています。

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A study released last year during the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference on the Prevention of Dementia in Washington, D.C., found that regular meditation can bolster cognitive function for people with memory loss

Whether they meditate alone or in a yoga class, patients will reap benefits, said Dr. Paula Raia, director of patient care and family support at the Alzheimer's Association's local chapter. 

As Alzheimer's and dementia ravage the brain, sufferers can become agitated and prone to anxiety. Gradually they experience a loss of memory, intellect, and social skills. Their grip on reality progressively slips away. 

"The yoga could help the person remain mobile for periods of time," Raia said. "That relaxation reaction, as a result of the mindfulness that the yoga promotes, will cause the person to sleep better, be less agitated and more calmer. It's also a social opportunity. They are getting opportunities to meet other people with Alzheimer's so they feel they are not alone. So it's killing several birds with one stone."。 
2009.02.20 Friday 07:46 | ヨガと認知症 | - | -