Title

Aquatic therapy and alzheimer's disease

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Aquatic therapy (AT) has been used for decades to provide physical therapy for patients with lower extremity deformities. Recently, investigators also have shown potential benefits for patients with neurological conditions, such as balance disorders, Parkinson's disease, and post-stroke effects. This case report documents a patient with severe Alzheimer's disease who responded well to Halliwick-concept AT, and both subjective and objective evidence is presented to document his improvement. This case suggests a need to further investigate the potential of AT to improve the quality of life of patients with dementia.

Publication Date

5-1-2013

Publication Title

Annals of Long-Term Care

ISSN

15247929

E-ISSN

19435010

Volume

21

Issue

5

First Page

36

Last Page

41

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