Does massage improve agitation in people with dementia?

Agitation is a significant symptom in dementia sufferers but can we help this? Often medication is used to try to help this but they are limited on their effectiveness and have negative side effects. Is there another option? Does massage improve agitation in people with dementia?

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  • Leng, Minmin, Yajie Zhao, and Zhiwen Wang. “Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis.” International Journal of Nursing Studies 102 (2020): 103489.

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