Yoga and Memory Revisited

Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss

Scientists compared the two approaches in a group of 25 volunteers over the age of 55 who had reported memory issues such as forgetting names and faces, missing appointments or misplacing belongings.

They found that after three months both were equally good at improving verbal memory skills, which help people remember names and word lists.

But the yoga provided added benefits in visual-spatial memory, which helps people to recall locations and navigate while walking or driving.