Om Yoga Magazine
Aromatherapy and Older Adults: Cognitive Benefits
Aromatherapy is a form alternative medicine that has been used for thousands of year. It’s a natural therapy that uses plant extracts, and their essential oils to promote physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. Aromatherapy is known for its ability to combat stress, anxiety and depression as well as promote relaxation. However, the cognitive benefits of aromatherapy on older adults are less known. Recent research has shown that aromatherapy may have positive effects on older adults’ cognitive functions.
As we age, we’re told that cognitive decline is a natural part of the aging process. This cognitive decline can range from minor lapses in memory to more severe forms of cognitive impairment, like dementia or Alzheimer’s. Aromatherapy can be a natural, safe and effective way to…