Tapping All Five Senses to Ease Dementia: Alban Maino on the Science and Benefits of Multisensory Stimulation

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Aromatherapy is a relatively safe, all-natural use of essential oils to support one’s health. Although research has shown that a person’s sense of smell may decrease as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the nose is still an entryway for the sensory stimuli of essential oils because the nasal cavity and nerve cells in the nasal lining are the closest entry to the limbic system. This connection between the sense of smell and the limbic system accounts for the influence of essential oils on mood and memory. 

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The mental wellbeing of people with dementia is crucial to overall happiness and health, improving the quality of life for both those diagnosed and their family and carers. Yet wellbeing is often a second or third consideration when being diagnosed, with little advice or help given on where to find resources that can bring joy, leaving people at the risk of feeling lost and understandably insecure about the future.

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How to Optimize the Use of Videos in Alzheimer’s land?

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The Relaxation Response is a natural innate protective mechanism that allows us to turn off harmful effects from stress through changes that decrease heart rate, lower metabolism, decrease rate of breathing, and in this way being the body back into a healthier balance. In this interview, Dr Benson explains how it works and the principles […]

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Learn 7 ways to interact with your senses and your imagination.

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An original song composed for Memory Lane TV by Folklorist Dillon Bustin.

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