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Πέμπτη, 28 Απριλίου 2011

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Agitation in elderly helped by foot massage
By Michael Woodhead on 28 April 2011

While agitation in elderly patients has traditionally been managed with medication or physical restraints, new research suggests that foot massage may be of some help.

In a preliminary study, researchers from Griffith University, Brisbane, have shown that a short-course of foot massage reduces agitation and related behavioural problems in people with dementia, and a history of verbal aggression, wandering and repetitive movements.

Their study carried out in 17 men and 5 women, with a diagnosis of dementia and ....