Hypnosis may slow dementia

Daily Mail - 27 September 2008

Hypnosis may be an effective way to treat patients battling dementia, according to new research.

A study carried out at the University of Liverpool showed regular sessions of hypnotherapy led to improvements in concentration and memory.

Patients were also more likely to socialise and less inclined to become depressed.

Alzheimer's disease, the main form of dementia, affects 750,000 Britons.

In the study, a group of patients attended sessions where they discussed news and current affairs. The other underwent hypnosis.

Dr Simon Duff, the forensic psychologist who led the study, said: 'Those having hypnosis sessions showed real improvement across all the areas we looked at.'

Hypnotherapy can be used to improve memory and concentration and is also used in increasing a person's well being.  At The Harley Street Hypnotherapy Clinic clients can see therapists for hypnosis to improve the brains functions and memory at the hypnotherapy clinic in London.

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