By Michael Devine, Reiki Practitioner, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Dementia Practitioner
All care givers of Alzheimer's disease patients should seriously consider becoming Reiki practitioners.
If you are a family member, home health aide, CNA or Nurse, Reiki will help you in two ways. I know from my own experience.
Secondly, Reiki practice does help the person suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia, as hopeless as it might seem. A Reiki treatment gives individuals suffering with Dementia a time of peaceful ‘escape’ from the disease. The one-on-one attention and the warm touch of your hands cultivate serenity. The patient will be so grateful. Also many people suffering from Dementia have other health conditions too. Whether it is arthritis, heart disease, Parkinson's, or other problems, Reiki can help.
Two years ago, I began doing home visits, helping people care for elderly family members. Shortly thereafter, I moved to a large for profit long-term nursing home. And currently I specialize in Dementia care at a smaller, very loving community. I realized that in all of these settings there are opportunities to practice Reiki. Not everyone will be receptive. I know a lot of caregivers do not have time. You can make the time once you understand the benefits of Reiki. Don't give up.
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