What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Alzheimer's disease is a pro-

Many signs and symptoms indi-

Massage will not reverse the pro-


gressive degenerative dis-

cate Alzheimer's disease. Some of

cess of Alzheimer's disease, but


ease of the brain leading to

the most common include mem-

it's unlikely to do any harm, as


deterioration and dementia.

ory loss, anxiety, delusions, de-

long as the client is comfortable.



pression, personality changes,

Therefore, with medical clear-



restlessness, sleeplessness, social

ance, and within the comfort lev-



withdrawal, and intellectual

els of the client, massage may be




indicated for Alzheimers disease.


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