Complementary Therapies in the Care of Older People by Helen Brett

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Published by Whurr Publishers .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Complementary Medicine,
  • Geriatric nursing,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • Alternative Medicine,
  • Healthy Living,
  • Nursing - Nurse & Patient,
  • Health & Fitness-Healthy Living,
  • Medical / Alternative Medicine,
  • Medical / Nursing / General,
  • Medical / Nursing / Gerontology,
  • Medical-Nursing - Nurse & Patient,
  • Nursing - Gerontology,
  • Alternative treatment,
  • Diseases,
  • Older people

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8630665M
ISBN 101861563043
ISBN 109781861563040

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The book, Complementary therapies for older People in care, is a companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people, who are looking for information and practical advice on the issues that can often be overlooked in training 5/5(1).

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Complementary Therapies for Older People in : Sharon Tay. -- Footprints The book, Complementary therapies for older People in care, is a companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people, who are looking for information and practical advice on the issues that can often be overlooked in training.

Many complementary therapies can be used alongside conventional medicines to reduce symptoms or improve the quality of life for elderly people who are living with dementia. Because individuals experience dementia in different ways, what may help one older person may not be suitable for your loved one, so you may have to try different therapies.

Alternative therapies are sometimes grouped with complementary therapies, but they refer to different concepts. Alternative therapies are used in place of conventional medicines or treatments. There is evidence to support the use of some complementary therapies, but alternative therapies are typically unproven or have been shown to be ineffective.

The book, Complementary therapies for older People in care, is a companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people, who are looking for information and practical advice on the issues that can often be overlooked in training Pages: The need to address the many health care needs of an ageing population increases daily.

This text should give nurses an insight into using complementary therapies safely with older people. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the implications for safe practice. Part 2 gives an overview of the four main therapies: massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and flower remedies.

Get this from a library. Complementary therapies in the care of older people. [Helen Brett] -- The need to address the many health care needs of an ageing population increases daily. This text will give nurses an insight into using complementary therapies safely with older people.

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Buy Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care 1 by Sharon Tay (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers helpful information and advice on practical issues that are often overlooked in training, including: Assessing older clients for appropriate treatments Communicating effectively with older clients, relatives and care staff Adapting treatments for older clients with.

An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers helpful information and advice on practical issues that are often overlooked in training, including: Assessing older clients for appropriate treatments Communicating effectively with older clients, relatives and care staffReviews: 2.

Acupuncture, aromatherapy, supplements, and the like—more and more people across the nation are using these therapies. Because a number of these people will be your patients, it’s important for you, as a nurse, to know complementary and alternative medicine and about how to get more education if you’d like to implement them into your practice.

Older patients appreciate being treated in humanistic and caring ways that are emphasized in holistic therapies. Finally, many of the complementary therapies are pleasurable; older people enjoy the socialization of tai chi and yoga classes, for example.

Evidence Summary Definition. Complementary therapies are defined by the US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as 'a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine.

In a palliative care context they are described as evidence based, supportive adjuncts to palliative care. Publisher Summary. This chapter focuses on a commonly used herbal sedative, valerian for sleep disorders, with an emphasis on older people.

One of the most prevalent health problems of older adults is mentioned to be sleep disturbance and the use of prescription drugs further aggravates the condition and so many people use herbal products as an alternative therapy for the disorder.

Integrative health care often brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. It emphasizes a holistic, patient-focused approach to health care and wellness—often including mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, social, and community aspects—and treating the whole person rather than, for example, one organ.

INTRODUCTION. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing rapidly, exceeding prevalence of 53% among those aged 50 years and above in a joint survey by American Association of Retired People (AARP) and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).[] Due to natural ageing processes, elderly populations are more susceptible to chronic.

RECENT studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing among older adults in the United States () ().Regional and national studies focusing specifically on older adults show the prevalence of CAM use ranging from 30% to 58% () ().CAM can be defined as a group of health practices not considered to be a part of traditional medical care, not usually taught Cited by: The book, Complementary therapies for older People in care, is a companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people, who are looking for information and practical advice on the issues that can often be overlooked in training.

Very little is known about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by older adults in Germany. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of CAM and other health promoting substances (e.g., herbal teas) by older adults of at least 70 years of age.

A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted among persons of ≥70 years from metropolitan Berlin and rural parts of Cited by: Read "Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care" by Sharon Tay available from Rakuten Kobo.

An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers help Brand: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. b>Key points • Over 30%, of older people use complementary therapies. • Nurses need to be able to use complementary therapies safely if indicated and provide objective.

accurate information Author: Trisha Dunning. Complementary Therapies for Elderly Elderly It is sometimes assumed that complementary therapies like massage and aromatherapy etc. are designed for younger people however elderly people can also largely benefit from the healing touch and sense of nurturing that these treatments bring : Loretta Whelan.

This analysis has two aims. The first aim is to describe the types of complementary therapies used by older adults for health promotion. The second aim is to delineate the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with the use of complementary therapies among these older by: 8.

The efficacy of complementary therapies for agitation among older people in residential care facilities: a systematic review. JBI Libr Syst Rev. ;10(53) Zhao K, Bai ZG, Bo A, Chi I. A systematic review and meta-analysis of music therapy for the older adults with depression.

All of these therapies can be easily explored and some of them may help, if only for the moment. Remember to discuss with care-providers (doctors, occupational therapists) as they are not a substitute for conventional medical treatment, but meant to be complementary therapies.

Blog written by Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Diane Blum. For diabetic patient, complementary therapy services are crucial (especially for older people) as through that several aspects of the health can be managed in systematic manner (Smith, Chang, Brownhill and Barr, ).

Therefore, yoga and physical activities are suggested to older people so that they can improve their health dimensions/5(K). In book: Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice, Third Edition, pp diabetes is used to discuss some of the issues relating to the use of complementary therapies by.

The complementary therapies service at Barts Health Trust was set up to meet the needs of palliative care patients, and quickly expanded to include those with any cancer diagnosis. It aims to help patients and families regain a sense of control during a serious, potentially life-limiting diagnosis, and to manage anxiety in those no longer.

Why people use complementary or alternative therapies. There are a number of reasons why people use complementary or alternative therapies. An overview of studies (a meta analysis) published in suggested that around half of people with cancer use some sort of complementary therapy at some time during their illness.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care by Sharon Tay (Paperback, ) at the best online prices at. For most nurses, however, the primary issues are about giving advice and support to patients keen to integrate complementary therapies into their health care.

The importance of evidence Nurses have a duty to ensure that their patients are aware of the advantages and possible side-effects of particular therapies.

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care eBook: Tay, Sharon: : Kindle Store/5(3). Abstract. Gerontological nurses are challenged to integrate complementary and alternative therapies into clinical practice, education, and research to meet the needs of an aging by: The use of complementary therapies in nursing care has increased in popularity in recent years, both with patients and nurses.

Due to this increase in clinical use, nurses, midwives and health visitors should be familiar with the types of complementary therapy used most commonly in the professional setting, as well as having some knowledge of. Complementary Therapies in Dementia Care: Which Therapies are Used in South Australian Nursing Homes.

Graham R. Webber Disability Studies, School of Medicine Abstract International research has shown that the use of complementary therapies, also referred to as alternative and/or unconventional therapies, is widespread.

This new edition provides the same systematic, research-based approach to the use of complementary therapies in nursing practice as previous editions. New chapters include an overview of complementary therapies, self care, yoga, accupressure, herbal preparations, and tnutraceutic als.v.

Maintain your wellbeing with complementary therapies, such as naturopathy, massage, acupuncture, tai chi or other holistic therapies. At Blue Care, we work with consumer-directed care to support choices that meet your direct care needs in a holistic way. Talk to us today. Call or.

Benefits of Reflexology in the Care of Older People Touch is a potent force in nearly all therapies, and for some isolated or lonely older people, the gentle relaxing sensation that reflexology achieves is the one time they can be treated holistically as the whole body is treated each time and all ailments, large or small, can be addressed.

• Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used amongst older adults for the management of a range of painful conditions but its efficacy is largely undemonstrated.• The evidence for the efficacy of CAM is not in line with its perceived effectiveness perhaps because the under- lying mechanisms are unclear, raising the possibility of a non-specific (placebo) response.•.

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care As it is written by a therapist for therapists, it does not include nursing interventions, and the level of information, for example about medical conditions, may prove too simplistic for experienced nurses.

It would therefore need to be used as an adjunct to books focusing .Complementary and integrative health (CIH) consists of products and practices that are not currently part of mainstream, conventional medical practice. CIH emphasizes patient empowerment, self-activation, preventive self-care, and wellness, often in conjunction with traditional medical treatment or in other alternative treatment settings.

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