Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

People with dementia often experience a worsening of their symptoms when they are frustrated or anxious. The following techniques may help promote relaxation.

  • Music therapy, which involves listening to soothing music
  • Pet therapy, which involves the use of animals, such as visits from dogs, to promote improved moods and behaviors in people with dementia
  • Aromatherapy, which uses fragrant plant oils
  • Massage therapy
April 17, 2013