Yoga for Alzheimer’s

Dr. Nicole Absar, medical director of the Memory Clinic, leads the seminar on yoga and dementia for health care providers

Yoga for Alzheimer’s

“It was mid-morning on Friday, Oct. 14 at Integrace Copper Ridge residential community for people with Alzheimer’s disease, and about a dozen people sat in their chairs, eyes closed, listening to the soft and soulful voice of a folk singer.

‘I am very passionate about Alzheimer’s issues; my grandmother had Alzheimer’s,’ said the singer, Sarah Ragsdale, who had driven the four hours and change from Pearisburg, Virginia, to play at a two-day yoga seminar at Copper Ridge at the behest of Dr. Nicole Absar, the medical director of the Copper Ridge memory clinic.

‘I love the work that Dr. Absar does.’

If two days of yoga and folk music doesn’t sound like standard care for Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive disorders, then that is exactly the point of Absar’s seminar; ‘Introduction to Brain Disorders and Yoga’ was designed to introduce health care practitioners to a more complementary approach to treating dementia and other conditions.”

Click here to read the full article and to watch a video focused on Yoga as a complimentary approach to treating dementia and other conditions.

To read the print article in the Carroll County Times, click here.

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