Alliance for Aging Research, AOA, & the MetLife Foundation White Paper (2012): Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers at home and in their communities.

Alliance for Aging Research, AOA, & the MetLife Foundation (2012):
White Paper: Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers at home and in their communities.

Research conducted in the United States shows that more than forty non-pharmacological treatments and care practices have positive effects for some people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias who live in the community and some family caregivers. As discussed in this white paper, all of these treatments and care practices have been tested in randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the gold standard for rigorous scientific research. More non-pharmacological treatments and care practices are in various stages of development and evaluation. Much of this research has been conducted with funding support from the National Institute on Aging and other National Institutes of Health partners, including the National Institute on Nursing Research. In just the three months following the June 2012 meeting, RCTs conducted in the U.S. have shown positive effects for three new non-pharmacological treatments and care practices for people with these conditions and their family caregivers.

Also: Non-pharmacological therapies: acupuncture, aromatherapy, art therapy, dance, music, play, horticultural, laughter, meditation, therapy therapeutic touch, Tai Ji/Chi, yoga,