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Treat Dementia Symptoms with These Essential Oils

By Kevin McClarren, 6:26 pm on

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to treat everything from insomnia to skin problems. A growing body of research now suggests essential oils and aromatherapy can also help ease symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including anxiety and depression. In addition to Warren Alzheimer’s home care and family involvement, the use of essential oils can help improve overall quality of life. The following are five essential oils worth trying.

1. Peppermint

Peppermint oil is believed to help calm the nerves while stimulating the mind. It can be inhaled, diffused in the room, sprayed in the air, added to a bath or used as a massage oil. Peppermint is said to help with absent-mindedness and works best when used in the morning.

2. Rosemary

Rosemary may help boost cognitive performance and mood while easing depression and stimulating the appetite in seniors with dementia. Rosemary oil works best when diffused in the room, used as a room spray, or inhaled.

3. Lemon Balm

While it costs more than most essential oils, lemon balm has been studied extensively. Lemon balm has been proven to relax people with insomnia and anxiety while also improving digestion and memory. You can add lemon oil to a bath, diffuse it, spray it in the air, or use it as massage oil.

4. Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang promotes better sleep and eases depression. It’s a popular choice for both seniors and those who provide dementia home care in Warren. It can be combined with lemon balm in a spray, bath or diffuser.

5. Lavender

Lavender has also been studied extensively over the years. Lavender can ease depression and irritability and help balance moods. It may also help with insomnia. Lavender may be used as massage oil, sprayed in the room or on linens, or inhaled.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Warren, reach out to Home Care Assistance Warren. Our caregivers are expertly trained in our exclusive Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which was designed to promote mental acuity and slow cognitive decline. Give our office a call at 908.450.9400 and speak with a trusted and knowledgeable Care manager today.