By Sr. Edna Lonergan, MS, OTR, MT and Cindy Becker, MSW
Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is a challenge for family members and professional caregivers alike. How can you convey a message of love and a feeling of safety when words don’t seem to work?
This 50-page manual explains the unique process called Benevolent Touch which uses positive tactile contact on another or one’s own skin with loving intent. Learn the skills you’ll need to enhance feelings of security and belonging and reduce agitation, hyperactivity and anxiety through the power of touch. The fully illustrated pages demonstrate massage techniques that have proven effective in improving quality of life for people with dementia, special needs or sensory loss due to aging, and beneficial for anyone dealing with everyday stress.
Cost: $150 (including shipping)
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