Massage for Dementia
Dementia as a gradual onset, progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior, reducing the ability to perform routine activities. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia include memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, disorientation in time and place, mood swings, restlessness, sleeplessness, behavioral disturbances, personality changes and perceptual motor problems.
There are several benefits massage therapy offers people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including increased body awareness and alertness, as well as a reduction in the feelings of confusion and anxiety.
Massage therapy can also help ease the effects of isolation, loneliness, and encouraging feelings of worthiness and well-being.
Studies that indicate that the use of some forms of massage is effective in managing some of the challenging behavior exhibited by elders living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Massage for Dementia sessions ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The client can remain fully dressed.
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