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Acupressure may relieve dementia residents’ aggressive behavior

A small study recently suggested that the ancient practice of acupressure may be able to calm the aggressive behavior that often accompanies dementia. This is one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, expressed in a number of ways. For example, some nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s yell or physically attack others. The study showed that the acupressure eased patients’ agitation far better than talking and results occurred immediately.

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