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Therapeutic Gardens for Dementia People
Contact with nature involves the exposure to greenery in general, or it can involve specific activities such as gardening therapy or the use of therapeutic gardens, both of which are among the non-pharmacological treatments recommended for PWD and other kinds of disease [7,8]. Therapeutic gardens can be used more or less actively, for gardening or other activities (e.g., psychotherapy), or passively (for walking or simply sitting in). They can be built inside or outside care facilities. Including therapeutic gardens in care environments has positive effects on agitation, behavior, walking, stress levels, self-esteem, depression, and aggressiveness.
1. Benefits of Contact with Nature
2. The Therapeutic Effects of Gardens and Horticulture
3. The Effects of Therapeutic Gardens and Horticultural Therapy on People with Dementia
This entry is adapted from 10.3390/ijerph18189595
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