Therapeutic touch and dementia care: an ongoing journey.

Donna Doherty, Stephen Wright, Barry Aveyard, Meg Sykes

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Touch is considered a core aspect of care provision and therapeutic relationships. Therapeutic touch allows nurses to facilitate healing and forge therapeutic relationships through touch or non-touch and maintain channels of communication often lost in dementia as the disease progresses. This article reports the findings of a research project to examine the effectiveness of therapeutic touch in dementia care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalNursing older people
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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