Aged, 80 and over

Publication Title: 
Neurology
Author(s): 
Yu, Hyun-Jeung
Lee, Ku-Eun
Kang, Hyun Seok
Roh, Sook Young
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of scalp electroacupuncture for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the early stage. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty three MCI patients were randomly divided into three groups: the drug group, the scalp electroacupuncture group, and the syndrome differentiation group. For the scalp electroacupuncture group, the points of Baihui (DU 20), Sishecong (EX-HN1), Fengchi (GB 20), and Shenting (DU 24) were selected.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Hong
Zhao, Ling
Yang, Sha
Chen, Zhigang
Li, Yingkun
Peng, Xiaohong
Yang, Yulong
Zhu, Manjia
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Like any other form of healthcare, acupuncture takes place in a particular context which can enhance or diminish treatment outcomes (i.e. can produce contextual effects). Patients' expectations of acupuncture might be an important component of contextual effects, but we know relatively little about the origins and nature of patients' expectations or wider preconceptions about acupuncture. Our aim was to identify the processes the underpin patients' decisions to try acupuncture and thus begin to tease out the origins and nature of patients' preconceptions.

Author(s): 
Bishop, Felicity L.
Lewith, George T.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Interventions in Aging

PURPOSE: Elderly with dementia are often afflicted with sleep problems. Recent studies have suggested that acupuncture may be a feasible alternative to traditional sleep medicine for treating sleep disturbance. This study investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture on sleep quality of elderly with dementia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen elders with dementia were followed through a control period and an acupuncture treatment period, each lasting 6 weeks. Outcome measures were subjects' sleep quality and cognitive function. Sleep parameters were recorded by wrist actigraphy.

Author(s): 
Kwok, Timothy
Leung, Ping Chung
Wing, Yun Kwok
Ip, Isaac
Wong, Bel
Ho, Daniel Wai Hung
Wong, Wai Ming
Ho, Florence
Publication Title: 
PLoS medicine

BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant cause of morbidity. Many patients have communicated an interest in non-pharmacological therapies to their general practitioners. Systematic reviews of acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care have identified limited evidence. The aim of this study was to evaluate acupuncture versus usual care and counselling versus usual care for patients who continue to experience depression in primary care.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Richmond, Stewart
Bland, Martin
Brealey, Stephen
Gabe, Rhian
Hopton, Ann
Keding, Ada
Lansdown, Harriet
Perren, Sara
Sculpher, Mark
Spackman, Eldon
Torgerson, David
Watt, Ian
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of massage versus ear acupuncture on behavior and participation in occupational therapy of dementia patients. METHODS: We performed a controlled, randomized longitudinal trial approved by the Bioethics Commission of the University of Extremadura. One hundred twenty elderly subjects with dementia institutionalized in residential homes in Extremadura (Spain) received treatment based on massage and ear acupuncture over three months.

Author(s): 
Rodríguez-Mansilla, Juan
González-López-Arza, María Victoria
Varela-Donoso, Enrique
Montanero-Fernández, Jesús
Jiménez-Palomares, María
Garrido-Ardila, Elisa Maria
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saúde Pública

The virtues attributed to complementary therapies such as holistic and patient-centered approaches and stimulus for self-healing have been increasingly valued and could theoretically attenuate the current prevailing excessive social medicalization. Among such therapies, acupuncture has been highlighted due to its progressive institutionalization and acceptance.

Author(s): 
Silva, Emiliana Domingues Cunha da
Tesser, Charles Dalcanale

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