Clinical Aromatherapy
Sleep is necessary to keep us alert, elevate our mood, steer off illness, improve our health, and of course… to make us look well rested and encourage “beauty”.  Just as we need water to survive, we need sleep to help us heal both emotionally...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
Many Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are continually looking for ways to improve person-centered care initiatives, while at the same time focusing to decrease anti-psychotic medications. In 2016, The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
The first day of Fall is tagged as Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council of Aging.   Almost every long-term care resident is at the risk of falling. The risk factor of the individual may include their physical limitations,...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
One of the most common nightmares people have is falling. According to dreamdictionary.com, this dream of falling usually translates into the fact we are losing control over a situation. As people age, the nightmare of falling becomes a reality ...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
One of the biggest challenges in senior care today is trying to find the balance between quality of life and physical safety for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s while keeping the need for pharmacological interventions at a minimum.  "In memory...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
Memory loss, impaired reasoning, personality changes, deteriorating motor skills.  We think we understand these words that define these symptoms of dementia.  We sympathize, but do we really empathize?  It's hard to understand when someone you love,...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
With 70% of hospitals ranking patient satisfaction and experience as one of their top 3 priorities for the next three years1, many healthcare providers are turning to complementary health approaches to assist in their efforts to provide a more...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
My mom has suffered from Alzheimer's/Dementia for 10 years and it's been very difficult on me and the family. For the past five years she has been extremely anxious and angry at times making it very challenging for people to take care of her and care...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
Recently I learned of a national group called The Pioneer Network, that consists of prominent professionals in long-term care to advocate for person-directed care.   This group "pioneered" for radical changes in the culture of aging - going away from...
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