Alzheimer's disease is a dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
type. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time.
may become unable to perform activities. Aging and dementia lead to worsening of mental functions.
causes. This deterioration in mental status in the elderly is called 'senile dementia'.
Even in countries with a high life expectancy, such as Japan, people with senile dementia are increasingly
increasing. As preventive medicine for dementia becomes more and more important, medication
In addition to its use, various complementary therapies have also been used.
One of the complementary treatments is aromatherapy. Obtained from aromatic plants in aromatherapy
essential oils to support general health and manage existing symptoms.
used. Odor molecules reach the olfactory epithelium from the nose. From here through the nerves
transmitted to the limbic system. Information is sent to the hypothalamus by the limbic system so that
The body's physical and mental responses are stimulated by stimulating the autonomic nervous system and endocrine glands.
causes it to. Some reports suggest decreased sense of smell in Alzheimer's patients.
It is also possible to be reborn by stimulating the nerves through smell.
shown. The hippocampus and amygdala, which the sense of smell reaches, are important parts of the limbic system.
are parts of it, and they are strongly associated with cognitive impairments, which are the main symptoms of dementia.
way related. In addition, in the early stages of Alzheimer's, stimuli from the limbic system of the brain
Neurofibrillary tangles are observed in some areas. High in brain cells
Disruption of the structure of tau proteins causes the formation of these tangles. These balls
They block the pathways they are in and prevent cellular events from taking place. Relating to
Neurofibrillary tangles formed in these regions indicate that olfaction is closely related to Alzheimer's.
A Japanese study to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy on Alzheimer's.
In the study, cognitive function and dementia level of the participants were used with the help of objective scales.
evaluated. Increasing memory with concentration in aromatherapy application and
Activate the parasympathetic nervous system with rosemary-lemon oil to relieve depression.
Lavender-orange oil is given together, which calms the nerves. Research continues
Cognitive functions were improved in participants with Alzheimer's who received aromatherapy while
The use of aromatherapy began to be studied in more detail. Research 28 days 3 each
was the period. The patients first went through a 28-day control and observation period.
Aromatherapy sessions lasted 28 days, then to assess the persistence of aromatherapy.
A washout period of 28 days was also included. During the control and purification processes, patients
did not receive an aromatherapy treatment. In the aromatherapy process, rosemary-lemon in the morning
in the evenings they received lavender-orange aromatherapy. Patients are determined every seven days.
The scales (FAST, HDS-R, TDAS) were filled in and evaluated. All collected data is
analyzed by software. According to the results, moderate after aromatherapy
Alzheimer's patients had improvements in their cognitive functions. In addition, patients' abstract and
Improvements were also found in their ability to develop conceptual thinking. Additionally, researchers
The results of increasing the amount of oil used in a controlled way are positive.
He says it can affect him.
Effect of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer's disease, Wiley Online Library, 2010