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An Innovative Product For Engaging in Conversation and Recall of Memories Through The Sense of Smell

Essential Awakenings ™  Smell and Memory Tool Kits have been developed to help engage seniors in socialization, conversation, storytelling and memory recall through the Essential Smells© that have been carefully developed by professional scent developer, Ruth Sutcliffe. Each kit comes with 6 smell prompts in roller-ball form, clue cards and a pack of 100 smelling strips.  

This Fall, look out for yet another innovative tool kit that Ms. Sutcliffe has developed to aid people with speech impairments  called Mindscent™.  The Scent Guru Group will soon be taking pre-orders.  Stay tuned!

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An Introduction to Essential Awakenings™

Tell stories during holiday time using Essential Awakenings™ Smell Prompts that resonate with your family's experiences: 1st Edition: Jasmin, Cinnamon, Pineapple, Mint, Chocolate & Grass. 2nd Edition: Apples, Vanilla, Lavender, Lilac, Popcorn & Pine

Video Link: A quick view on the program

Perfect for Families, Caregivers, and Assisted Living Communities. Please read some testimonials below

The Scent Guru Blog

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I Am A Proud Dementia Champion

Proud Moment:  Becoming a Dementia Champion in a Dementia Friendly community!

 

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The Smell of Chocolate: The "Wow: Moment of the Summer

Smells of summer can be good and bad, but the olfactive thrill of my summer was chocolate.

Testimonials

"I use this kit to help me pause, reflect and to help strengthen my sense of smell. To get to the point of smelling five out of six scents, it has taken me a little over five weeks.  Never knew how much I took my sense of smell for granted. I hope this kit helps you and helps you bond further with your family." 

Rosanel Rosario, Aneurysm Survivor, New York City

"Ruth has enhanced the lives of our residents with her smelling sessions. The scents have helped them to remember special times in their lives and to discuss it in a group. It is a truly therapeutic and relaxing hour. I am grateful for Ruth's program.” 

Elanit Linder, Elder Care Professional and ReM(i) Culture CEO, Stamford, CT

"I bought the Essential Awakenings ™ Kit as a Christmas gift for my grandfather with Alzheimer's.  It ended up being a gift for the whole family! The scents are very distinguishable and the conversation cards that came with the kit helped us to guide the discussion.  Thank you Ruth for going above and beyond making sure that I had the gift in time for Christmas!  It was true joy!" 

Jacqui A., NYC

Essential Awakenings ™ with Ruth is a fun and important experience for residents at any facility. The scents that Ruth creates elicit memories for our residents, and inspire socialization through conversation about what scents appeal to which people... I am honored to incorporate Essential Awakenings into our programming; it adds so much to the sensory experience we hope to offer those in their last stage of life. 

Beth Liebowitz, Program Director & Dance Therapist, The Greens At Greenwich, CT

"Morningside of Springdale wanted to take the time to thank you for such a wonderful event.  So many of the residents were reminded of times gone by with the smells you presented.  I very much enjoyed the opportunity you offered our area with you amazing skills.  Please come visit anytime and bring your smell goods for memories.” 

Jeanie Melear, Lifestyle 360 Director, Morningside of Springdale, AR
Smelling Session at River House

Smelling Session at River House Adult Day Care Center

Ruth Sutcliffe Conducting a Smelling Session at The Greens At Greenwich

Watch our Smelling session at river house adult day center

Smelling Session at River House Adult Care Center

Thank you to River House Adult Day Center, located in Cos Cob, CT for inviting me to share the Essential Awakenings Smell Therapy Session with their clientele.