Give the person a hand massage

Give the person a hand massage

5-10 minutes of hand massage can create a welcoming calm moment for you and the person with dementia. It can strengthen the relationship, as well as decrease agitation immediately. Physical touch from others are often lacking as dementia is increasing, and hands are a familiar way to be touched for most of us. Many older adults have dry skin, and it might be nice to use lotion. Sit down next to the person you are caring for. Support the hand underneath, either with one hand, massaging with the other, or with both, massaging with the thumbs. Use slow movements and stroke gently.

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The DemiCare project has been funded by the Active and Assisted Living programme. AAL is a European programme funding innovation that keeps people connected, healthy, active and happy into their old age.

AAL supports the development of products and services that make a real difference to people’s lives - for those facing some of the challenges of ageing and for those who care for older people if they need help.

The project has an overall budget of 2.029.091,76 €, to which the AAL will contribute with 1.477.535,07 €