Alternative Approaches to Supporting Individuals With Dementia: Enhancing Quality of Life Through Hypnosis

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This article describes a pilot study (n = 18) exploring the use of hypnosis to influence 7 aspects of psychological quality of life in individuals with dementia. Participants were randomly assigned to a group receiving hypnosis, a group involved in discussions, and a group receiving standard care. Using a proxy measure, the results indicate that hypnosis has a positive impact on quality of life on a short- and long-term basis.

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