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The Effect of Eucalyptol on Nursing Home Residents

March 09, 2020

The research on the effect of eucalyptol scent by the research team of Dr. Goto was recently published in Scientific Reports.
This research  sought clinical evidence for the effect of the scent of eucalyptol on  the cognitive function of elderly people.
The results showed the behavior improved significantly even though no subject reported perceiving the scent. The notable finding of this study is that the effects of long-term exposure to a low level of eucalyptol upon the behavior of an elderly population with dementia occurred without olfactory perception. Because the effect of the scent is not associated  with a personal preference for an odorant, this finding can be applied  anywhere and anytime.
This research results reported in Scientific Reports may cause a stir in the conventional application of aroma therapy to elderly population.

URL:http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-61045-8