Who is ode for?
As well as supporting people with dementia, ode can be used more widely by adults with memory problems, or who are simply going off eating or convalescing from an illness which has affected their appetite.
Where should I use ode?
ode can be introduced as part of a nutritional support package or to improve care catering. It can also help occupational therapists looking at the needs of particular patients. Our customers range from care homes to local authorities providing adult social services. We also work directly with families.
Why is smell so powerful in dementia care?
Smell is unique among our senses. It is the only one directly connected to the brain’s limbic system and in particular the amygdala – the part associated with emotional response and memory. This is why aromas can be so evocative, and can prompt certain moods or behavioural responses.
As we encounter smells for the first time we link them to moments, to people or to things, so that when we smell that aroma again, the brain makes a fast association. Hence oranges and cinnamon instantly reminding so many people of Christmas, while the smell of gas creates a state of alertness.
How do ode’s fragrances promote appetite?
Often in dementia the sense of smell and taste reduce, so meals becomes dull and unappealing. ode’s food fragrances are formulated to be stronger and help compensate in these situations.
Who are the people behind ode?
How many odes do I need?
For individuals at home we suggest placing ode near a favourite chair, and another in their bedroom for someone of limited mobility.
For care and nursing homes we recommend placing an ode in shared lounges and in the bedrooms of those identified as at-risk of weight loss.
How do I set up ode?
How does ode work?
Is ode safe to use?
Our fragrances have been carefully formulated to be safe, non-toxic and non-flammable.
It is very unlikely that ode will cause any negative health effects such as respiratory problems or skin allergies. However, if concerned about this, switch off ode immediately and contact us. Please do not ingest the contents and keep out of the reach of children.
Will ode work on its own?
Before buying ode please check the intended user they have a sense of smell by wafting some coffee grounds or instant coffee near their nose and ask them if they can smell anything.
What do I do when the fragrances run out?
When will my ode arrive?
For UK deliveries odes are dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery You will be emailed a tracking code and can expect to receive your ode by 1pm on the next working day. Shipping varies by the size of your order. See the rates here. [link to postage page]ode ships internationally. Please contact us to check shipping details and prices to your country.