Alternative therapies

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

It is thought that electrical stimulation of nerves via the skin may cause chemical changes in the brain. Learn more about this procedure as an alternative treatment for dementia.

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Bright light therapy and dementia

Current findings indicate that bright light therapy may benefit people with dementia, but further research is needed. Learn more about this alternative therapy.

Research

Aromatherapy, massage and dementia

The use of lemon balm may improve cognition and mood in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and lavender oil may reduce occurrences of aggressive behaviour in dementia.

Research

Challenging behaviour in dementia

As the dementia progresses, many people develop behaviours that can be challenging. This includes restlessness and aggression.
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Scents and sounds

From the February/March 2017 issue of our magazine, a group of people with dementia in Worcestershire try out a range of scent-based reminiscence products for Dementia together magazine.
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