Some alternative therapies might benefit people with dementia. They work by treating the conditions related to dementia, such as sleep problems or agitation.
There is some evidence that aromatherapy may help with relaxation and cognition in people with dementia.
There is a small amount of evidence that massage may help with anxiety, agitation and depression.
Bright light therapy
Bright light therapy may be able to help a person with sleep problems, which are commonly associated with dementia.