Introduction

“Humans use touch as the language of passion.” (Geller, 2017)

Touch is a fundamental part of caring for an individual with dementia but rarely examined in any detail. Let’s explore this caring element so its value can be realised and to help improve the quality of life of the person with dementia.

In this course you will learn:

  • The general benefits of touch.
  • How touch can be therapeutic for the person with dementia.
  • How to make sure the individual is receptive.
  • The many ways touch can be introduced to your practice.