1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

Hi I am a Newbie here on TP Thank God I've found somewhere I can talk and support !

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by alibaba22, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. alibaba22

    alibaba22 Account Closed

    Feb 4, 2016
    4
    Hertfordshire UK
    I am caring for my 78 year old mother who was diagnosed with dementia type Alzheimer's at the end of last summer. I am also a fully qualified Aromatherapist of over 22 years now and work holistically with people.

    I am hoping to offer support to those looking for natural alternatives for everyone involved.
    I will also be asking questions to see if others are dealing with similar issues. its a real please to be part of this helpful, friendly, compassionate community. Thank you so much.......:)
     
  2. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    wellcome to TP i have looking after MIL for over 3 years she has vascular dementia and is 77 .
     
  3. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Hi, welcome from me.
    TP helped me to look after my mum better , kept me sane too and is still helping me
     
  4. peachstone

    peachstone Registered User

    Dec 5, 2015
    56
    West Oxfordshire
    Welcome from another newbie. I'm already finding this place very helpful, hope you do too.
     
  5. jknight

    jknight Registered User

    Oct 23, 2015
    786
    Hampshire
    Hello! I am also a newbie. This forum is wonderful. SO much support from people who understand x
     
  6. DancerKaz

    DancerKaz Registered User

    Jan 10, 2016
    13
    Oxfordshire
    Hello and welcome to TP. I'm a newbie too and caring for mum with mixed dementia in my own home. I haven't posted much yet but take great comfort from knowing I'm not alone.
     
  7. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,739
    Welcome to TP all the newbies!! you will find so much support and understanding on here xxx
     
  8. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,929
    London
    A warm welcome to Talking Point alibaba:) and to our new members as well, much support and understanding here,by people who are carers and are people that care.
    Chris x
     
  9. Karina A

    Karina A Registered User

    Jan 30, 2016
    10
    Hi Alibaba
    I am also a newbie, caring for my 82 yr old Mum here at home.
    I have always found aromatherapy useful, most memorably in childbirth!
    I had not thought about this for Mum.
    What would you recommend for calming, lavendar i know can help - any others?
    Thanks
     
  10. alibaba22

    alibaba22 Account Closed

    Feb 4, 2016
    4
    Hertfordshire UK
    #10 alibaba22, Feb 23, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 23, 2016
    Hi There karina,

    Thank you for your message. I can confidently help you with answering your questions.

    Ordinary lavender's that are generally available mainly serve as a nice fragrant air fresher and don't have the deep therapeutic qualities needed for some situations to be honest.
    I personally have used and still use a superior Lavender essential oil called " Mont Blanc" It is a highly therapeutic essential oil that's best used and extremely useful in calming excitable states, helps with breathing as well as for paranoia, violent behaviour anxiety, stress, depression and so much more....

    Genuine Mont Blanc lavender is quite hard to find. I have been buying it through a UK trusted reputable online company for years. It is grown at a very high altitude in the french alps and contains a compound called Linalyl acetate meaning it is much higher in sedative properties and so also very beneficial for insomnia.

    It can be useful in an oil burner (just few drops in water) or even on cotton wool and kept near to the nose through the olfactory receptors . Inhaling is always good, in baths, gentle massage, just a few drops ( in a spoonful of carrier oil) I make up a blend usually of 3 different oils.
     

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