Aromatherapy and demented elderly.

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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.

The word aroma refers to the scented aspect.

Other words that refer to the same product, are: essential oil and essential oil. Ethereal oil refers to the volatility of the material and essential oil refers to the essence/the soul force of the plant. The essential oil is of vital importance to the plant. The oil forms a storehouse of energy, is the carrier of information, control of the temperature and protector against bacteria, viruses and fungi.

 

Essential oils are highly concentrated substances. Depending on the plant where they are won out and the way of mining, they are incredibly cheap to very expensive. In comparison, for eucalyptus globulus leaves you have 50 kg to 1 liter of essential oil; for dandruff you have 5000 kg rose petals needed for 1 liter of essential oil.

Aromatherapy is for working with aromas/essential or essential oils on therapeutic basis: working according to a particular treatment plan, systematic, with a particular purpose in support of the total man. It is a holistic treatment method.

In working with demented people is aromatherapy an interesting development. Demented people have withdrawn themselves from the reality, are sometimes hardly approachable and respond sometimes little on incentives. Smells the most primitive part of the man to speak. In addition, people rarely or never react neutral on scents. Demented people react quite strong on smells.

Attraction or repulsion are individually and have to deal with the youth of the relevant person or very specific memories. It is therefore important that the health care provider has knowledge of the past of the client and his/her specific odor preferences. If this do not know, one can be come out soon enough: keep a bottle of flavor under the nose of the demented continue and this will turn his face to the toewenden or bottle. Then you already know enough.

In aromatherapy are currently 300 aromas/essential oils available.

On the next page is a global format made to operation.

2. essential oils to main group of elaboration

Relaxing:

Benzo?, cedar, geranium, Chamomile, coriander, sandalwood, neroli, petitgrain, lavender, marjoram, Clary Sage, Orange, fennel

Harmonising:

Yarrow, geranium, jasmine, Spikenard, lavender, Melissa, neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, Orange, incense, ylang-ylang

Exciting and revitalizing:

Basil, bergamot, lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, cypres, jasmine, lemongrass, pepper, peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Clary Sage, Orange, thyme, teatree, ylang-ylang

Concentration:

Basil, lemon, Cypress, eucalyptus "Peppermint, Rosemary

These essential oils can also be mixed with other essential oils.

They can reinforce each other's operation even mixed well and increase the effect.

3. which oils are useful for dementia patients?

 

Follow one's personal preference.

The essential oils of the citrus family are almost always appreciated:

  • Orange, Mandarin,
  • lemon, bergamot.

All are cheerful sunny oils which improve the mood and bright in the head. They stimulate the short term memory and are soothing for people who suffer from nightmares.The citrusachtigen also help the immune system.

The Scots pine is a refreshing, energizing oil, specifically suitable for very confused people. It increases the oxygen uptake in the blood and stimulates the blood circulation of the brain. In addition, Scots pine well in people with respiratory symptoms.

Lavender essential oil is the best known. Many older people will recognize the smell, because it used to be all in Lavender bags in the linen closet was worked for refreshment but also against moths. Lavender works soothing and calming and is useful for a lot of nervous disorders.

Rosemary is one of the most stimulating oils that exist. Rosemary can be used at energy deficiency, fatigue etc. Yet it works Rosemary also calming to the nerves and can be used at fears. Rosemary stimulates the short term memory. I think you can put him to a day-and night rhythm. The people who tend to go to sleep during the day, can be helped to awake, to be more active during the day. The intention is that this person also sleep better over night.

Vanilla is widely used in the food industry. Also in department stores sometimes vanilla evaporates to the favourable influence buying behavior. Vanilla essential oil gives a feeling of well-being, of welcome.

Rose is also a wonderful oil to use. The rose is a symbol of love: give love and receive love. It makes people more receptive to care.

For people who are religious or spiritual incense can be arranged as evaporated. Incense promotes the feeling of spirituality and is therefore often used in the terminal care.

}4. good to use essential oils for sick people are:

Relaxing effect:

Benzoin, cedar, geranium, Chamomile, coriander, sandalwood, neroli, petitgrain, lavender, marjoram, Clary Sage, Orange, fennel

Harmonizing effect:

Yarrow, geranium, jasmine, jatomansi, lavender, Melissa, neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, Orange, incense, ylang-ylang

Exciting and revitalizing are:

Basil, bergamot, lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, cypres, jasmine, lemongrass, pepper, peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Clary Sage, Orange, thyme, teatree, ylang-ylang

Concentration:

Basil, lemon, Cypress, eucalyptus, peppermint, Rosemary

Analgesic:

Bergamot, geranium, cajeput, camphor, blue Chamomile, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, Rosemary

Shock:

Lemon balm, camphor, peppermint, lavender, neroli, petitgrain

Insomnia/stress:

Basil, bergamot, lemon balm, rose, jasmine, camphor, blue Chamomile lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rosewood, sandalwood, incense, ylang-ylang

Nausea:

Basil, lemon balm, ginger, rose, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, pepper, peppermint, "sandalwood.

Fury:

Lemon balm, Angelica, geranium, jasmine, blue Chamomile, peppermint, Valerian, ylang-ylang

Terminal Care:

Rose, Melissa, neroli, incense

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