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Helping people living with Dementia


My name is Debbie Corti-Young and I am a qualified & experienced Aromatherapist. As well driven by health logoas my love of aromatherapy, I am also the Business Manager for Hampshire Care Association and am passionate about raising awareness of and helping people living with Dementia and have recently become a Dementia Champion.

ScentSations is my way of combining the two and I have developed a special range of products to calm and relax people living with Dementia, as well as providing other products custom made to individual requirements.

In brief, aromatherapy is the use of volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Although the term aromatherapy was not used until the 20th Century, the foundations of aromatherapy date back thousands of years. The use of essential oils in particular date back nearly one thousand years.  During the earlier part of the 20th century, a French chemist by the name of René-Maurice Gattefossé became interested in the use of essential oils for their medicinal use. Previously, he focused on the aromatic use of essential oils, but his interest in their medicinal use grew after an accident heightened his curiosity. While working, he burned his arm rather badly. By reflex, he plunged his burned arm into the closest liquid, which happened to be a large container of lavender essential oil. The burn he suffered healed quickly and left no scar.

The research into the effectiveness of aromatherapy and the use of essential oils especially in treating the symptoms of Dementia is ongoing, however I have designed a range of products that can be inhaled or applied to the skin, and combined with the therapeutic use of massage can help those living with Dementia to ease symptoms of anxiety and offer relief from symptoms of depression.

Melissa (Melissa Officinalis)
A calming yet uplifting effect on the emotions and hyper sensitive states. It has also been shown Untitledto help calm and relax people dealing with insomnia and improve memory.

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)
Its sedative yet uplifting properties are excellent for anxiety and nervous tension and can help to allay frustration and anger

Lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
Soothes and stabilises the mind and spirit, relieving anger and exhaustion resulting in a calmer approach to life.

Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata)
Excellent for excitable conditions helping to relax the nervous system resulting in a feeling of joy.

Petitgrain (Citrus vulgaris)
Helps to calm anger and panic and helps to refresh the mind.

As well as using Pure Essentials oils for treating people clinically and therapeutically I have designed a range of products using Fragrance Oils to help evoke memories and aid reminiscence.

Room Diffusers & Room Sprays are available in: Old English Rose, Honeysuckle, Freesia, Vanilla & Sandalwood. Scentsations is a partner of ‘That Reminds Me’, a company offering considered gifts chosen with care aimed at reminiscence and evoking sweet precious memories.

If you would like further information about the Scentsations aromatherapy range and how they can benefit not just your residents but your carers too, or if you would like more information on the ‘That Reminds Me’ Gift Range please do not hesitate to contact me.



M: 07546 608872



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