Care for the Aging and Ailing Having been touched by Alzheimer’s more than once in my own family, I understand the importance of caring for our elders as they age. Unfortunately, sometimes an otherwise healthy person can suffer a minor stroke or a series of minor strokes that go unnoticed by family members or physicians. However, the damaging effects to the brain are there, and eventually, they manifest in severe dementia and Alzheimer’s. Reiki can be performed on people who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s from as early as the onset of the symptoms. For people experiencing the early onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, special care must be taken to first treat feelings of fear and anxiety. Many times people suffering from memory loss tend to get angry because they don’t understand why they are so confused all the time or why they are so forgetful. Throughout the course of your relationship as the Reiki healer for a person living with Alzheimer’s, healing should be focused on the release of stress, agitation, and anger. Fear and depression will also need to be treated for the long term.