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.
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.
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.
Research project: APOE genotype, brain n-3 fatty acid status and cognition
Read about a research project we funded into IDEA Intervention to prevent Depressive symptoms and promote wellbeing in Early stage dementia development and feasibility.
Research project: Non-pharmacological interventions for patients with dementia and their carers: a systematic mapping review of experimental studies involving patients living in the community
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.