Since time immemorial aromatherapy has been a subject of debate, however despite what one can say, the people with the in-depth understanding of it are those using it. As surprising as it may be, most of them are parents and have used its benefits on to manage their children. Eyebrows are raised on the last statement considering using aromatherapy for kids. Here are some benefits of aromatherapy for your kids:
Bring alertness in kids
Natural pure essential oils of lemon, lime or oranges are good at bringing about alertness in children and adults. Smelling such essential oils make you feel energetic to take on the coming day. Use a diffuser or spray some in your room before you wake up the kids in the morning. The children will associate this smell of waking up full of energy and react each day similarly.
Anything which is routine with kids will give you trouble, whether it is waking up the kids in the morning or putting them to bed to sleep at night. While waking up may be taken care of, there is no bedtime solution. Soothing lavender essential oil can be the solution to bedtime woes. Lavender has calming and soothing effects on people, kids included. Using this oil around bedtime in the kid’s room or during a bath can help to put the children to bed easily. It also calms hyper toddlers and soothes stressed kids. Besides lavender is known to create a soothing and relaxing environment which is suitable for sleep.
Given the decrease of the attention span of children, this aromatherapy comes in handy. Using fragrances from mint family help children recall and retain what they study. By having their rooms smell a particular essential oil when they study and then give them a handkerchief dabbed in this essential oil when they go for the tests.
Essential oils of eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, and lavender are known to keep away mosquitoes. They also keep kids smelling great. You can make DIY sprays or buy the spray to keep your children safe from mosquitoes. As long as these essential used are pure and natural, the kids can smell terrific and fight the mosquitoes effectively.
Aromatherapy deals with highly concentrated and potent oils, so you need to be careful when using them for your kids. Learn about them or consult experts in your locality to know what essential oils suit your kid and for what purpose you can use them as well as how to use them.…
Dementia is one of the conditions that people develop as they age. There are some activities that seniors who have dementia can engage in to help them with this condition. Here are some of these activities:
To stay physically active the seniors can start a daily exercise routine. Exercising comes in various forms and you can choose what you think is the best-suited exercise for the senior’s habits and routines. The seniors can build confidence in particular skills, and the caregivers can accompany them during the exercise to enhance enjoyment and social interaction.
Listening to music
Seniors who have dementia can stimulate their brains by listening to their favorite music. Family caregivers can help them in making a music playlist of their nostalgic and favorite songs. Listening to such soothing songs can also make the loved ones feel relaxed.
Making a memory bag
Your loved seniors can collect things that remind them of the fun and best teenage years of their lives. The seniors can fill a bag with pictures and memories that can boost their memory and enhance their happiness. Family caregivers can help in making the memory book for the seniors to recall the happy and important past events in their life.
Seniors may also enjoy walking outdoors to get refreshed. Exploring nature is a great way for seniors to better enjoy life as well as find new interests that can enhance their overall mood. Going outside can also increase the social interaction of the seniors.
Visiting places that are familiar
When they visit familiar places, they can enhance their mental health. Family caregivers may take them to places that they enjoy most and may spark their old memories. The seniors can visit places like coffee shops, museums, and public places to help them boost their memory.
Building social bonds
Family caregivers can also increase the social interactions of the seniors and create some sense of wellbeing in them. By building stronger bonds, the seniors can increase their social activities, and this can reduce loneliness in them.
Listening to audiobooks or reading can have a calming effect on the seniors. If they like fantasy or poetry stories, then you can give them books according to their fondness. Reading these books is a meaningful activity for the seniors and can create some sense of satisfaction in the seniors.
These are some of the best activities which seniors suffering from dementia can engage in to refresh their memories.…