Has anyone tried hypnosis for their family member with Alzheimer's?

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I just wonder if this is something worth attempting to possibly help with some of the anxiety or areas of hyperfocus?

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True, one can't reverse the ravages of dementia, but there is nothing wrong with trying to help reduce/aleviate the symptoms for no matter how short a period of time. My mother thoroughly enjoys her short periods of lucidity, as do I. I am NOT trying to push my beliefs on anyone, we all need to do/deal with what we feel most comfortable. Use the networks that help you and your loved ones feel best...Hugs to ALL!!
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This thread is going off track, as many threads do when one person feels it is their right to belittle the advice given by others. This is a forum of caregivers, some educated, some not. All of us come with our own prejudices and preconceived ideas and our own emotional baggage. The beauty of this forum is that ALL are free to comment, and those who are reading those comments are free to consider them or discard them according to their own needs and beliefs.
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I think your idea is very intriguing! Man, please let us know if you find anything about this idea. I suppose it does require some thought processes though. I would certainly inquire about it from a trained professional. Perhaps doctors at a teaching hospital might have info on it.
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I have used hypnosis myself, having sessions with the therapist and then using the recorded sessions at home. I found it effective enough to repeat the process for a different problem.

To be hypnotized requires relaxed concentration, and comprehension to follow the therapists words. I'm not sure every person with dementia could be hypnotized. But it is a creative idea, and I can't off-hand think of risks, other than it not working.

I think if I were going to try it with a loved one with dementia, I'd want to be in the room with him or her, perhaps holding hands.

Long before he developed dementia my husband and I went to a marriage counselor, because he repeatedly hit me in is sleep. Was this some kind of subliminal message? The counselor used hypnosis and my dear husband would be fast asleep before she got to her third sentence! It turned out, by the way, that there was nothing wrong with our marriage. He had REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (often a precursor of Lewy Body Dementia.) So, not everyone is a good candidate for hypnosis, even if they don't have dementia.

If you do try this, do let us know about your experience with it!
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Quantum Reiki focused on her brain,
then the rest of her body.She was VERY relaxed by it.So was I when I tried it for caregiver stress.I asked her if she liked it.She said yes.When we went for 2nd session,I asked her if she remembered that we went last week.I swear she said: "How could I forget THAT." I was stunned.She NEVER refused a session.
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Below is what I found on a site when I put in Hypnosis for Alzheimer's---

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Hypnotherapy for Alzheimer’s Patients
Posted on January 4, 2016 Categories: Memory Care

Hypnotherapy for Alzheimer's HoustonHypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the power of positive suggestion to bring about changes to the subconscious mind. According to researchers at the University of Liverpool, hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients. Hypnotherapy for Alzheimer’s memory care is sometimes effective in recalling certain memories and retaining short-term memories. If you are a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, learn about the benefits of hypnotherapy.

What Hypnotherapy Does

Research has shown that when brain cells die, they leave behind a deposit in the brain referred to as beta-amyloid. Alzheimer’s is a slow-acting disease and therefore, the immune system does not respond, allowing the beta-amyloid to build up in the brain. Over time, the accumulation of deposits affect neurotransmitters, causing the death of more brain cells. Hypnotherapy can help manage dementia by doing the following:

Increase immune system function
Remove damaged cells in the brain
Clean up the buildup of beta-amyloid
Boost blood flow to the brain
Encourage active brain cells to carry out daily tasks

How Hypnotherapy Works

The hypnotic state is an altered state in which we allow ourselves to reach profound relaxation. To reach a state of hypnosis, we must want something to happen, expect something to happen, and help to make it happen. If we resist in any way, it’s nearly impossible to induce a hypnotic state. When induced on a person with Alzheimer’s disease, hypnotherapy can help recall memories and may evoke powerful emotions.

By getting into a hypnotic state, seniors can explore feelings, thoughts, and memories that may be hidden by the conscious mind due to the progression of dementia. Hypnosis can be used in two ways, for patient analysis or as suggestion therapy. During patient analysis, the patient must reach a relaxed state to explore a psychological root cause of a symptom or disorder. In suggestion therapy, the hypnotic state causes the person to respond to suggestions, helping people alter certain behaviors or perceptions.

Getting Help for Alzheimer’s

If you are a caregiver or family member of a loved suffering from dementia, it’s important to consider all treatment options available to you. Hypnotherapy for Alzheimer’s memory care, in combination with proper nutrition and exercise, has been proven successful in helping to control the disease’s progression. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, hypnosis may help to relieve symptoms associated with dementia.
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TruthTeller, there is more than one kind of truth. Hypnosis definitely helped me! Acupuncture did not help me, but my DIL who has Bells Palsy has had good results with Acupuncture in improving her facial appearance -- something traditional medicine hasn't accomplished in 3 years.

All non-Western science is not pseudo science.
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Wonder no more. Again folks, there is NOTHING you can do to reverse the ravages of dementia. Don't waste your time or money on quacks!
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This is truly worth a try for sure! I have had regression hypnosis and it really works so this might also in the way of taking someone to a different time frame that could last the rest of their lives anyway! This could actually work, hope someone will give it a whirl!
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This is a therapy I had never heard of for dementia and it is difficult to find credible, independent reviews on line about it, and they are mostly from a decade ago. Still, what little there is does seem to be positive, so it can't hurt to give it a try.
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