RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Dementia affects millions of Americans every year.
Mild cognitive impairment (mild pre-dementia) affects 20 percent of those over the age of 65. Of these, nearly 15 percent go on to develop clinical dementia every single year.
There are no good treatments to help prevent dementia—there are some activities such as crossword puzzles and other mentally challenging/stimulating activities that have been shown to decrease progression of dementia. Now researchers have found that yoga and meditation may also help prevent the onset of dementia.