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.
Current findings indicate that bright light therapy may benefit people with dementia, but further research is needed. Learn more about this alternative therapy.
There is currently limited evidence to suggest that aromatherapy and massage could be beneficial for people with dementia.
Read about a research project we funded. Life through a lens: participatory action research to collaboratively implement non-pharmacological interventions with people who have a learning disability and dementia.
Read about a research project we funded into IDEA Intervention to prevent Depressive symptoms and promote wellbeing in Early stage dementia development and feasibility.
Find out what we think about complementary medicine and alternative therapies and how they relate to the needs of people affected by dementia.
There are various ways to treat and support some one with dementia who also has learning disabilities. Here we outline a couple of these treatments, as well as our tips for carers.