Effects Of Aromatherapy In Dementia

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The purpose of the study is to examine the curative effects of aromatherapy in dementia. Twenty eight elderly people were involved in the study, out of which seventeen patients had AD. The patients and their families were provided with detailed information regarding the methods and purpose of the study and informed consent was obtained. Patients with AD were diagnosed by the DSM-IV18. After a control period of 28 days, aromatherapy was performed over the following 28 days, with a wash out period of another 28 days. The study used rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning, and lavender and orange in the evening. To determine the effects of aromatherapy, patients were evaluated using the Japanese version of the Gottfries, Brane, Steen