Aromatherapy for the Elderly

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that involves the use of essential oils, or other sources, for their aromatic properties. Aromatherapy can be used to improve one's physical and mental health and mood. In a senior environment, we typically use aromatherapy to ease the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia; and to boost the memory and improve the mood of those living with dementia. It can also be used generally to help people relax after a long day.

There are many ways to engage in aromatherapy. Depending on the type of essential oil used, it can be inhaled (with a diffuser); applied to the skin (lotions, soaps, massage); or placed in food or tea.

Many essential oils have been shown effective in treating and controlling the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. These oils include include, but aren't limited to: lavender (depression, anger irritability); peppermint (mental stimulation); rosemary (cognitive performance and mood); lemon (relaxation); ylang yglan (depression and insomnia); eucalyptus (blood circulation and oxygenation); and ginger (digestion and loss of appetite).

We at Holistically Devoted Assisted Living (HDAL) are proud to say that aromatherapy is one of the many services we provide to our residents to ensure they are given a holistic approach in meeting their health care needs. We invite you to schedule a tour with us today to see for yourself!


The Owners of Holistically Devoted Assisted Living Facility

Holistically Devoted Assisted Living Facility (HDAL) is the premier assisted living facility in Prince George's County, Maryland. At HDAL, we deliver holistic health care to our residents - by meeting all their personal needs while allowing them the dignity of being freethinking and independent adults; and we provide devoted service - by being ever-present as servants in the lives of our residents as we assist them with performing their activities of daily living.

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