J Altern Complement Med. 2016 May 9: aromatherapy for the Treatment of Patients with Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Descriptive Analysi... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are a common problem among patients with dementia. This problem is usually treated by drugs, but they have limited efficacy and often cause adverse effects. Aromatherapy is a nonpharmacologic treatment that is simple to use and devoid of significant adverse effects. Objectives: To review the literature on the effectiveness of aromatherapy treatment in patients with BPSD. Design: A descriptive analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) published in the …

publication date

  • June 1, 2016