Yoga for Alzheimer’s events began in 2015 in London and Liverpool and we’re excited to be continuing the event across the UK in 2016.
From 12 June through to the International Yoga Day on 21 June 2016, there’ll be Yoga for Alzheimer’s events across the UK. Entry costs £15 (via online registration) per person and by asking friends and family for sponsorship, you can be part of the fightback.
What is Yoga for Alzheimer’s?
- One to three hours of yoga led by an experienced yoga teacher at a venue near you
- Open to all – beginners or experts
- Welcome participants of all levels and ages, including those living with dementia
- No training is needed, everyone will be made to feel comfortable and can rest at any time during the events
- All you need is to wear comfortable, loose clothing and have a bottle of water by your side
- Take part as an individual or rally a group of friends, colleagues or family together to take part.
How do I take part?
Yoga for Alzheimer’s is a one to three hour yoga session between 12 and 21 June at a venue near you. No matter if you’re a beginner or an expert you can help raise money to defeat dementia.
Download a sponsorship form
Ask your friends, family and colleagues for sponsorship to help us defeat dementia.Download a form
Download a purple poster
Download a purple Yoga for Alzheimer's poster to advertise the event.Download a poster
"Dedicate your yoga practice to someone or a cause that needs positive energy.”
All funds raised from Yoga for Alzheimer’s events will be used to fund a project looking in to the link between stress and Alzheimer’s:
A protein called REST plays a role in controlling the brain’s response to stress. Recent studies suggest that people with Alzheimer’s disease have lower REST levels in the blood and brain than healthy people. By exploring the link between REST and Alzheimer’s, Dr’s Killick, Marchant and Hye at King’s College London aim to understand whether the protein could form the basis of a future blood test to detect early signs of the disease. Such a test could aid the timely and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s – a vital way to ensure people receive the correct support and access future treatments. The team is also looking at REST levels in blood from people taking part in stress reduction classes. This will help them understand whether reducing daily stress could play a role in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.