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Fusion AromaCare™ in Elderly & Dementia Care

March 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Madeleine Kerkhof - Elderly & Dementia Care Course

Are you a professional in healthcare, especially interested in care for the elderly, and already equipped with basic knowledge on Aromatherapy?

  • Are you looking for specialist knowledge on how essential oils and CO2 extracts can be of significant benefit to the elderly and those suffering from dementia?


  • Are you keen on helping to relieve pain, depression and unrest, and other symptoms that stand in the way of their quality of life?


  • Are you passionate about offering our elderly the best AromaCare has to offer and help nurture, care for and comfort them?


  • Are you looking for the ideal combination of state of the art knowledge, discussing cases and gaining practical skills?


  • Are you willing to give yourself and your clients / patients this gift of intensive studies that will contribute to your practice?


  • Would you like to learn from one of the world's leading aromatherapy educators in her fields of expertise, Madeleine Kerkhof?


  • If the answer to these questions is "yes", Team Kicozo would love to meet you.


This course is open to (clinical) aromatherapists, as well as massage therapists and nurses with basic aromatherapy knowledge, provided you (also) speak English. This course is specially designed to offer tools for health care professionals that work with the elderly and in dementia care.

Kicozo's classes are always a combined and holistic approach to health and sickness. We look at the standard medical, nursing and therapeutical care, as much as the complementary approach. We also give background information on the typical discomfort and diseases that are often found in the elderly.

In these 3 days we will explore some - often complex - health care issues that can accompany aging and will especially look at the very old, and those suffering from dementia and other psycho-geriatric diseases.

We always offer concise background information and build bridges to standard care, where safety is a high priority.

We look at several different types of pain that are more specific in the elderly. Think of rheumatic diseases, stiffness of joints and muscles, neuropathic pains (such as peripheral neuropathy, or after a shingles infection). There is attention to optimum skin care for the dry and papery skin, tears and wounds, and oral care or course. And naturally much attention is paid to influencing mood and overall wellbeing with AromaCare, AquaCare and touch. Think of treatment options for unrest and agitation, anxiety, concentration, depression, sleep issues.

You will learn about the science behind essential oils and base oils, and also how important especially CO2 extracts with their unique fragrance profiles can be in the treatment of issues in elderly care.



Class Dates: March 6-8, 2020

Class Hours: 9:00am - 5:00PM

Cost: $595 if registered by February 6th, 2020. $695 thereafter.

  • Registration requires $250 deposit payment only. Remaining balance will be due February 6th.
  • Registrations received after February 5th must be paid in full.

Madeleine Kerkhof

My name is Madeleine Kerkhof. I own De Levensboom, Centre for Complementary Care and I am the chairperson of Kicozo, the Knowledge Institute for Complementary Nursing in The Netherlands (www.kicozo.nl). It is accredited by the Board of Nursing’s Quality Registry.

Some thirty years ago I trained to be a nurse. The main reason to leave the hospital and nursing, was that I wanted to care for patients in a more holistic way, especially for the most fragile patients and the terminally ill.

After I left nursing I gained a wealth of experience and expertise in natural orientated health care and trained and worked as a herbalist, hydrotherapist and aromatherapist. In 2003 I started my school where I train nurses and other health care professionals on complementary care techniques. Palliative and terminal care have my special interest and expertise. I am passionate about the integration of complementary care in modern nursing care and mainstream healthcare. I am an expert in teaching nurses how to use small, easy to implement techniques to improve quality of life and dying. I work with numerous hospices, home care organisations and nursing homes, of which many have adopted working with essential oils and other complementary interventions, such as massage, relaxation techniques and aquacare (compresses, foot baths etc.).

In June 2015 I published my book on complementary palliative nursing: “Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care. For my book and my teachings I have done much research. I am an advocate of as much evidence based care as possible.

I also produce aromacare products for hospitals, hospices and nursing homes.

I am a member of various professional associations and I am involved in activities of various palliative and integrative networks.

Furthermore I am the chairperson of a registered charity in palliative care.


March 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am
March 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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