The neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) of dementia represent one of the most challenging disorders characterizing this neurodegenerative disease. A safe and effective treatment of NPS is still lacking and analgesia has proven efficacy. Here, we propose the path followed by the essential oil of bergamot (BEO) as prototype for rigorous research to overcome the bias of aromatherapy in dementia. In this way, the rational basis for translation of essential oils in the management of pain contributing to NPS may be provided.

Essential oils for the control of the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. A pharmacotechnological appraisal

Damiana Scuteri;Giacinto Bagetta
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Maria Tiziana Corasaniti
2022

Abstract

The neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) of dementia represent one of the most challenging disorders characterizing this neurodegenerative disease. A safe and effective treatment of NPS is still lacking and analgesia has proven efficacy. Here, we propose the path followed by the essential oil of bergamot (BEO) as prototype for rigorous research to overcome the bias of aromatherapy in dementia. In this way, the rational basis for translation of essential oils in the management of pain contributing to NPS may be provided.
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