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|Aquatic Therapy for Memory Care? |
Aquatics for Alzheimer's? You can always count on the South to treat its elders with respect. But, this isn't just about kindness, it's about a novel intervention for memory care.
South Carolina's WAVES program uses water to help promote emotional well-being and a sense of personal accomplishment in patients with dementia, while
- improving appetite,
- reducing stress and
- helping residents get a great night's sleep.
|Spotlight: Aquatics in Houston!||
Aquatics for sensory integration
|Nasty Pools, Grungy Pools, Icky Pools: Take your pick.||
They're your fri
end. Really. In a just-published CDC study,
- 12.1% of all pool inspections resulted in
immediate closure. Why? No chlorine, for one.
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- Therapy pool inspections had the lowest percentage of disinfectant and
pH level violations but the highest percentage of other water chemistry
from the CDC's 2008 study...
|Free Download: Patient Handout on Aquatic Therapy||
Advance Magazine just published anAquatic Therapy Patient Handout
Don't like this version? An older version
is available. And another
Don't want to use any of these versions in toto? Use them at-will
for patient education. Cut and paste ideas, language, etc. into your own brochures and handouts. As long as it gets the word out to patients... have at it!
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