Benefits of Massage Therapy For Those Suffering from Dementia

May 24, 2016 by Jordan William

Benefits of Massage Therapy For Those Suffering from Dementia

Massage Therapy, And Its Role in Dementia Care

 

Caring for people who suffer from dementia rests upon strong relationships. For many years, the way to treat dementia and alzheimer's was to prescribe anti-psychotic medication, but that’s starting to change as U.S. federal and state initiatives aim to change dementia care. They’re calling on providers to integrate practical tools that can create positive outcomes for seniors with dementia — massage therapy.    

 

In an article entitled “The Role of Massage Therapy in Dementia Care” published in Massage Today, author Ann Catlin, LMT, NCTMB, OTR, writes,

 

“Some forms of massage are evidence-based, relationship-centered, practical and pro-active. As a tool, massage can help establish holistic dementia care while helping providers meet regulatory requirements,” adding, “Skilled human touch brings together the world of medical technology with the human side of care.”

 

Massage Therapy, and How It Affects Those Suffering From Dementia

 

Massage therapy is a simple, yet effective, way to ease the symptoms of dementia. It can create feelings of comfort, safety and reassurance. It’s wholly holistic, and is an effective alternative to anti-psychotic medicine as well.

 

“Lack of human touch is real for the medically frail elder, leading to feelings of isolation, anxiety, poor trust in caregivers, insecurity and decreased sensory awareness. Older adults living with serious conditions are often especially receptive to touch,” Catlin writes.

 

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