Massage for severe dementia

Duration: September 2015 - March 2016

Maximizing comfort is one of the primary goals in the care for deeply demented nursing home residents. A promising non-pharmacological intervention is relaxation massage.
What experiences do residents, volunteers and certified nursing professionals within Laurens have with relaxation massage for deeply demented residents?
In which way can the method be optimized and distributed?
Questionnaires and interviews with certified nursing assistants, informal caregivers and volunteers.
Insight into the experiences with relaxation massage and the possibility to optimize and distribute the method within Laurens.
Sint Laurens Fonds
In this project we work together with
Van Praag Instituut, Laurens