Aromatherapy in Geriatrics and Palliative Care: a life quality asset

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plants or essential oils to promote wellbeing through scent and has been used for centuries – it’s also known to improve sleep and digestion, as well as reduce stress, pain levels, anxiety, and depression.

Elderly people can benefit from using essential oils as relief from certain ailments and discomforts such as stress, arthritis and circulatory or respiratory problems. There is ever more scientific research evidence that those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia receive much benefit from regular aromatherapy fostering the improvement of their quality of life. It is important to remember that upon inhalation of essential oils the olfactory nerve is triggered, signaling the specific areas of the brain and therefore improving the regulation od emotions, mood, and memory. Scientific studies report that Aromatherapy can reduce difficult behaviors displayed in dementia patients, such as signs of agitation – wandering and excessive movement.

The course will also address various problems encountered in palliative care centers where essential oils have made the difference.

The course is held by  Associate Professor  Dr. Steve John  Chiola

Course duration and the teaching method:

10 course 5 modules  of 2 hour each, online Zoom platform in a one-on-one mentorship basis or a group class.

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