Acupressure calms aggressive behaviour caused by dementia

Acupressure uses the same theory and many of the same points that are used in acupuncture. The points are stimulated with your fingers, not the needles.

A small Taiwanese study has shown acupuncture to reduce agitation and aggression associated with dementia.

The good news is that relatives and nurses at the nursing homes can be trained to use this technique and make the care for dementia patients heaps easier.

Chinese medicine eases dementia

Chinese medicine is helpful to dementia patients. Japanese researchers have conducted a trial of a herbal formula  to test the benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine Baweidihuang.

They found out that the Chinese herbal formula has improved cognitive function significantly. The Activities of Daily Livings score also significantly improved.

The placebo group showed no significant change.

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The abstract of the study can be found here.