Medical scientists are still researching the cure for illnesses that involve memory loss, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but until they find the cure, there are lots of great, holistic approaches that can help a lot. Here are some of the most important benefits of these alternative therapeutic options:
- Fewer medicines – conventional medicine tries to slow down the progression of memory loss with strong medication. Holistic approaches reduce the amount of medication that the patient needs to take, thus reducing unwanted side effects as well;
- Personalized treatment plans that pays attention to the whole person – holistic approaches involve the detailed evaluation of the patient’s condition, followed by the development of a personalized treatment plan that is aimed at improving cognitive skills and takes into consideration the patient’s personality, too.
Holistic treatment plans usually involve multiple types of therapy, including pet therapy, art therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy, sensory stimulation therapy (especially during the late stages) and others, each of the methods being suitable for stimulating specific types of brain function. The personalized treatment plans offered by some memory care nursing homes in Denver are also developed to provide stress relief and to ease the symptoms of depression that are so often experienced by patients suffering from memory loss.