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MORE AMERICANS HAVE DEMENTIA. THIS IS HOW MASSAGE CAN HELP.

Because I am a massage therapist who has worked primarily with elders, this scene is familiar and heartbreaking.

Another 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, according to the American Association of Retired Persons, so it is also a scene likely to occur more often every day in massage therapy offices.

More than five million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and that number is expected to grow, according to the CDC, to 14 million by 2060.

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