These days there is a huge amount of interest in using alternative medicine for dementia. There are many people with dementia, and people who care for them are interested in using complementary treatments.
This article outlines some of the research out there that can help people wanting to use these therapies or simply gain a better understanding of the options available.
Alternative Medicine becoming extremely popular
It is thought at least 1 in 4 people in Britain have tried alternative medicine and large percentage of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals believe alternative medicine should be available on the NHS.
Can we use alternative medicine for dementia
If you wanted to relate the amount of available research on alternative medicine for dementia compared to allopathic therapy on dementia you wouldn’t find a huge amount. However, some studies have been conducted. Listed here will be the therapies studied and the effects they had.
Acupuncture for Dementia
Depression and Insomnia are commonly associated with Dementia and Acupuncture has been found to help with both of these symptoms.
Aromatherapy for Dementia
Studies have found that there is some evidence that aromatherapy may be effective in helping people with dementia. This can be in the form of helping them to relax specifically in the use of Lemonbalm and Lavendar Oil.
Herbal medicine for Dementia
Massage for Dementia
There are so many types of massage it is difficult to conduct full research on this, however studies conducted have shown that there can be a reduction in anxiety, stress and depression, should a client receive regular massage sessions.
See the original paper on these studies for alternative medicine for dementia.