We use the power of aromatherapy as a holistic healing treatment for seniors suffering from different forms of dementia. It can help to reduce and effectively treat challenging behaviors that can present themselves such as anxiety, mild discomfort or aggression. Smells can instantly trigger significant memories and affect the central nervous system. They also stimulate the parts of the brain that control emotions, mood and memory, as well as the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for fight-or-flight and relaxation responses. Research shows simply the smell of lavender can have a calming effect similar to that of anti-anxiety medication – it’s that powerful!
At Brazos, we typically use our aromatherapy essential oils through a diffuser or lotions.