When the time comes for Palliative Care, it is difficult for the person and their family as it signals a terminal illness and nearing the end of life. Making the person as comfortable as possible at this stage is the primary goal.
Supportive therapies, such as aromatherapy and massage, are often helpful during this time.
Aromatherapy can be used in a number of ways; through a relaxing or pain-relieving massage, via a diffuser, or warmed aromatic cloths to bathe the...
First established by Rosemary Lamb in 2003, Aromacare believes in promoting a better understanding of aromatherapy, and its value in managing a variety of health concerns.
There are more than 100 different diseases that cause dementia, and with it a range of varying symptoms that are different and unique to each individual who lives with dementia.
One of the symptoms that can be a challenge for both people living with dementia and those that care for them is what is referred to as sundowning, or sundown syndrome. This is where certain symptoms get worse around the time of day when the sun goes down, and...
Dementia has a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person. Some people have anxiety and agitation, while others become increasingly forgetful or disturbed, especially at night. An effective way of alleviating some of these symptoms is with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils, derived from plants, for their beneficial therapeutic actions.
Essential oils are used in a number of ways, in a massage oil or a cream applied to the skin, dispersed into the air with a...