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Mar
2015

One of the most common symptoms observed in patients with dementia is agitation, and several non-pharmacological treatments have been used to control this symptom. However, because of limitations in research design, the benefit of non-pharmacological treatments has only been demonstrated in certain cases. The purpose of this study was to compare aroma-acupressure and aromatherapy with respect to their effects on agitation in patients with dementia.

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Jun
2009

To explore the effectiveness of acupressure and Montessori-based activities in decreasing the agitated behaviors of residents with dementia.
A double-blinded, randomized (two treatments and one control; three time periods) cross-over design was used.
Six special care units for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were the sites for the study.

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Aug
2007

Acupressure is a longstanding treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, and involves the stimulation of certain acupoints by pressing with the fingers or moving limbs or joints slowly to promote health or offer comfort. Acupressure treatment, which conforms to the same principles as acupuncture, is characterized by the pressing of acupuncture points and sense of chi. Chi is regarded as the universal life energy and the vital potential that is inborn in each person and which maintains that person until death.

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Feb
2007

To investigate the efficacy of acupressure in decreasing agitated behaviours associated with dementia.
Agitated behaviour is found in nearly half of all patients who have dementia. The presence of these behaviours increases the likelihood of injury, weakness, dehydration and lack of sleep and contributes to caregiver frustration and fatigue.

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