Controlled multisensory stimulation, or Snoezelen, is a therapeutic regime for people with severe mental disabilities. Such sensory integration therapies have been used in the therapy of patients with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and other developmental disorders since the 1970s. They were developed in the Netherlands and are particularly popular in Germany, involving exposure to soothing and/or stimulating light, color, scents and music in carefully controlled environment, sometimes called a Snoezelen room.
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Background knowledge and application possibilities
1. What are aromas and what is aromatherapy?
Flavourings are natural substances that are formed by plants during photosynthesis. During the day they make plants under the influence of sunlight and water using chlorophyll (in the green leaves) sugars. During further processes more complicated structures and the glucose is converted to arise aromas.
Aromatherapy as a Safe and Effective Treatment for the Management of Agitation in Severe Dementia.
The Results of a Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial
Running Title: Aromatherapy for Agitation in Dementia
Background: Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD) are frequent and a major management problem, especially for patients with severe cognitive impairment. Preliminary reports have indicated positive effects of aromatherapy using select essential oils, but there are no adequately powered placebo controlled trials . We conducted a placebo controlled trial to determine the value of aromatherapy with essential oil (melissa) for agitation in people with severe dementia.