Acupressure, Montessori therapy help dementia patients

07/2/2009 | Reuters

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine found acupressure and Montessori-based activities helped manage agitation in institutionalized patients with dementia. Nurses' aides also reported residents were easier to care for -- in terms of helping with eating, toileting, bathing, grooming, sleeping, walking and other activities -- after having acupressure or Montessori-based therapies.

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