Aromatherapy and Alzheimer's Disease
There is now considerable evidence that certain essential oils have a positive, therapeutic effect when used by people who have Alzheimer's. Most apparent is the effect that these oils have on the undesirable behaviors that often accompany dementia. There is growing evidence that memory and cognitive processes can also benefit from certain oils.
Lavender oil and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) have a calming effect and have proven useful in treating agitation. Used later in the day they can promote better sleep.
Peppermint oil and Rosemary are stimulating, and can improve appetite. Use these early in the day. Lemon Balm has even improved cognitive functioning in clinical tests. The product page for each oil includes extensive information about that oil, including a description of the smell, that oil's affect, and some considerations like, "Avoid the sun ".
For more information about aromatherapy for Alzheimer's disease, see our aromatherapy page.
Oshadhi Essential Oils
The Oshadhi essential oils that Best Alzheimer's Products offers for sale are among the purest available anywhere. We stock a variety of oils that are beneficial for people with dementia including Alzheimer's, and for the caregivers of those people. We do have available any essential oil that is commonly used for aromatherapy. If you are interested in an oil not listed here, please call or contact us.
In addition to individual oils, we offer a number of Therapeutic Synergy Blends. A synergy is a blend of essential oils whose action has a greater total effect than the sum of the individual oils. Oshadhi Synergies have been created for specific therapeutic effects that address common, everyday situations. These blends are named for their application and their specific benefit.
Other Aroma Therapy for Alzheimer's
Other smells, although not strictly aromatherapeutic, can inspire strong reminiscences. You know the memories that a turkey in the oven inspires, for example!