Prescribe music and gardening for dementia, NICE recommends

People with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, gardening and mindfulness to help them stay well and independent, according to new standards for dementia care.
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People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing. The recommendation comes in NICE's updated quality standard on dementia published 28 June 2019. It says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about their life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths with a healthcare professional. This can help the person living with dementia to choose activities to promote wellbeing that suit their p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Paula Alexandra Postu, Fatima Zahra Sadiki, Mostafa El Idrissi, Oana Cioanca, Adriana Trifan, Monica Hancianu, Lucian HritcuAbstractThe most prevalent neurodegenerative disease is Alzheimer’s dementia. It is determined by the deposits of amyloid-beta peptide which leads to memory impairment, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration. Aromatherapy by using essential oils could represent a natural treatment option for Alzheimer′s dementia. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the neuroprotective and nootropic effects of Pi...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract The most prevalent neurodegenerative disease is Alzheimer's dementia. It is determined by the deposits of amyloid-beta peptide which leads to memory impairment, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration. Aromatherapy by using essential oils could represent a natural treatment option for Alzheimer's dementia. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the neuroprotective and nootropic effects of Pinus halepensis essential oil (PNO, 1% and 3%, administered for three weeks) in a rat model of acute amyloid beta (1-42) (Aβ1-42) toxicity. Rats were behaviorally tested (radial arm maze and Y-maze activities bein...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
Authors: Dimitriou TD, Verykouki E, Papatriantafyllou J, Konsta A, Kazis D, Tsolaki M Abstract Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increases. The burden on caregivers is considerable. This trial is a randomized controlled crossover trial conducted in Greece. The following measures were used: the Mini-Mental State Examination, Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised, Geriatric Depression Scale, Functiona...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
Abstract Aromatherapy uses plant essential oils and fragrant ingredients for relaxation, sleep assistance, and improvement of restlessness related to dementia. Certain aromatic substances increase the life span and stress tolerance of nematodes. We investigated effects of exposure to linalool, a linear chain monoterpenic alcohol that is present in the essential oils of many plants, and its optical isomer, l-linalool, in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nematodes were repelled by the odor of both linalool and l-linalool; however, linalool odor stimulation decreased fat accumulation and increased motility after thermal stres...
Source: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biosci Biotechnol Biochem Source Type: research
Condition:   BPSD (Behavioral and Psycological Symptoms of Dementia) Intervention:   Other: essential oils Sponsors:   Clinica Luganese Moncucco;   aromatherapy fund of the Geriatric Competence Center CLM Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Alzheimer's disease can't be cured. There are medications that help slow the development of symptoms for some people, but the type of care that seems to help most people with Alzheimer's is hands-on attention. This often means that caregivers need to use a tool-box approach to providing care. Thus, opening our minds to ancient medicine can give us additional options. One ancient technique that's been studied by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the use of aromatherapy. Read the full article on HealthCentral about how the NIH has found that aromatherapy can be helpful to our loved ones who live with dementia: Medic...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Dementia Intervention:   Other: aromatherapy Sponsor:   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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