Friday, April 14, 2017

Weighted Blankets in Dementia Care Reduce Anxiety and Improve Sleep

Alzheimer’s and dementia often cause older adults to feel agitated, anxious, or have disturbed sleep.

A weighted blanket or lap pad is a simple, non-drug option that can be used day or night. They reduce anxiety, calm nerves, provide comfort, and promote deep sleep.

The heaviness of the blanket provides something called deep pressure therapy. When the body feels the gentle pressure, it produces serotonin. That improves mood and promotes calm.

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Weighted Blankets in Dementia Care Reduce Anxiety and Improve Sleep

1 comment:

Norma said...

Looks like it would be good for anyone.