Mr K Davies is a leading expert in his field,with over 20 years of experience,Mr Davies is also a Dementia Care Consultant
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Mr K Davies is a leading expert in his field,with over 20 years of experience,Mr Davies is also a Dementia Care Consultant.
Dementia is not a disease in its own right, but a progressive and largely irreversible clinical syndrome. Dementia is a range of symptoms that occur as a result of damage or changes to the Brain, characterised by a widespread impairment of mental function. This damage may be due to Disease or natural processes such as ageing.
Although many people with Dementia can retain a positive personality, they can experience some or all of the following as there condition progresses. Memory loss, loss of language,disorientation,changes in personality,difficulties with daily living,self neglect,psychiatric problems,such as apathy,and depression and out of character behaviors such as aggression and sleep disturbances.
Hypnosis can slow the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with the condition, people living with dementia who had been given hypnosis improved concentration, memory and socialisation. Relaxation, motivation and daily living activities also improved. Participants who are aware of the onset of dementia may become depressed and anxious at their gradual loss of cognitive ability. Hypnosis, which is a relaxation tool, can really help to concentrate the mind on a positive activity such as socialisation.
There are a number of different treatments,therapies,and activities that can be used to help people cope with cognitive aspects of Dementia and slow down the symptoms.
Forensic psychologist Simon Duff investigated how hypnotherapy could help dementia sufferers retain their existing quality of life in the face of the debilitating effects of dementia on the mind. Using three different groups of participants, Dr Duff studied the effects of treatment against six different criteria: concentration, memory, socialisation, relaxation, motivation and their ability to complete daily living activities.
According to Dr Duff's research, the group which received hypnotherapy showed an improvement in all six areas in comparison with the other two groups, one of which received standard treatment and one which received group 'talking' therapy.
Speaking in The Daily Mail, doctor Duff said that regular hypnotherapy sessions resulted in a "real improvement across all of the areas that we looked at". The other groups "showed a small decline over the assessment period."
His research indicates that dementia sufferers could retain their existing quality of life and to some extent, maintain their cognitive facilities, through regular hypnotherapy sessions. The results also suggested that such treatment could deliver small improvements over time.