As part of Aromacare’s Top 10 practices for Aromatherapy in Aged Care we would like to introduce you to:
Managing Dementia Behaviors with Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is especially effective with people who have dementia. A great deal is achieved in a relaxed environment when exposed to the therapeutic aromatics of essential oils, massage and music. Anxiety, agitation and wandering behaviors lessen and marked improvements occur in speech, communication, concentration and agreeableness.
Importantly, from the point of view of the budget bottom line, aromatherapy is a cost-effective therapeutic dementia intervention.
15 years working in the aged care sector has shown us that 2 of the best aromatherapy practices for people with dementia are:
This physical contact generates emotional comfort and strengthens human connection, something which is particularly valuable in advanced dementia where conversation is limited. 10 -15 minutes is all it takes using Aromacare’s Relaxing or Calming Massage oils.
Using the diffuser morning and afternoon
6-8 drops of an anxiety-reducing essential oil blend works wonders. Care staff have reported this simple, easy intervention quickly improves the collective mood of people in dining and sitting rooms. Aromacare’s Sunrise, Sunset and Calming pure essential oil blends are just three of the essential oil blends which induce relaxation.
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Other effective products for aged care service providers
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- Aromatherapy Kits
- Aromatherapy Oil Blends
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- Body Moisturisers
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