Nonpharmacologic therapies may be better for pa-tients with dementia and agitation/aggression | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 20, 2019

Nonpharmacologic therapies may be better for pa-tients with dementia and agitation/aggression

Three nonpharmacologic interventions were clinically beneficial for patients with dementia and agitation or aggression, according to a network meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers assessed over 160 randomised trials comparing various therapies for treating agitation or aggression with comparator therapies, placebo, or usual care among 23,000 patients with dementia.

Multidisciplinary care, massage and touch therapy, and music with massage/touch therapy were all clinically efficacious, relative to usual care.

The authors conclude that their findings “have important implications for persons with dementia and their care partners, suggesting that greater emphasis should be placed on nonpharmacologic approaches for treatment of aggression and agitation in persons with dementia.”

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top