Aromatherapy is a fantastic and easy way to improve the mood and ambiance in a private residence or in an assisted living facility. It has been known to either calm the mood with lavender, geranium, or ylang ylang or can spark focus and productivity with rosemary, peppermint or eucalyptus. If you don't have the budget for essential oils and a diffuser, this is a simple and inexpensive way to share the benefits of aromatherapy. Here is a simple way to use the fragrant flowers from your garden to mimic the same aromatic effects!
This is a wonderful project to complete with residents in an assisted living, or even with your family and children. Making these scented sachets are easy and fun, and can be stored at the bedside to use when anxiety or frustration surface. You can change the filling as the seasons change, or as the petals become less scented over time. Make sure to enjoy this activity with a friend or loved one!
Welcome to Cre8ive Senior Solutions! I'm Amanda Andrade and I'm a gerontologist, a teacher, and an innovator around all things "wellness." I absolutely love creating new and unique solutions geared toward happiness and engagement for those affected by Alzheimer's or related dementias. Working to solve the individualized and complex problems seniors, and their families face is what inspires me and renews my hope for the future. I hope you join me on this journey, and share your family stories along the way!