Aromatherapy Activity Ideas for Seniors & the ElderlyScent is linked to emotion and memory. It may unlock hidden memories, relieve stress and alleviate health conditions.
Massage has a profound effect on the sensory nervous system, stimulating blood flow and improving health and wellbeing. For the elderly, many of whom are touch deprived, the benefits of massage go well beyond the physical.
In dementia care, a 'psychosocial intervention' is a broad term used to describe different ways to support people with dementia to overcome challenges and maintain well-being.
The use of essential oils is a wonderful way to provide comfort and enhance the general health of the elderly in long term care. Learn about the benefits of aromatherapy for seniors including those with dementia. Aromatherapy recipes included.
Here are some aromatherapy blend ideas to soothe different conditions. A wonderful activity for the elderly in nursing homes.
Sensory stimulation with familiar scents. A fun activity for seniors and the elderly living with dementia.
For many seniors, sore feet are a part of daily life due to the wear and tear of years gone by. Delight your clients by introducing foot spa sessions into your Activity Program.
This is a great activity for sitting folks around a table reminiscing, uses all the senses!
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I filled a vase with peonies and lavender and took it to as many residents as possible.
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Evocation of familiar scents to stimulate long-term memories. Ideal for sight impaired seniors.
Sensorial stimulation and provision of home-like activity.
Sensory stimulation. Reduce stiffness. A good alternative if your client cannot use the bath.
Sensory stimulation through the use of essential oils
Calm the mind and cleanse the spirit with essential oils. A lovely activity for seniors.
The basics of aromatherapy for the elderly: what you will need, recommend use and sample recipes.