What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a pro-

Many signs and symptoms indi-

Massage will not reverse the pro-

Disease*

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

 

 

decline,

indicated for Alzheimers disease.

 

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