About Yoga for Alz
Studies show that as baby boomers become an increasingly dominant market, the prevalence of dementia among this age group will skyrocket, requiring healthcare and wellness providers to become more knowledgeable and skilled when working with this population. Chances are that if you - as a yoga instructor - teach seniors, then someone in your yoga class may be suffering from some form of dementia.
"Dementia” is the umbrella term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for approximately 70 percent of all cases of dementia.
Teaching yoga for students with dementia differs depending on the progression of the disease. As a yoga teacher potentially working with these students, it is essential to be knowledgeable and prepared in order to give each student the best possible yoga experience that maximizes the benefits of gentle chair yoga on their behalf
Yogaforalz.com is a resource available for all yoga teachers who teach older people and for yoga teachers passionate about improving the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers.