Tagged: dementia

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The Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The Village Where Everyone Has Dementia The unique model village of Hogeway near Amsterdam is a safe haven for those suffering from the debilitating realities of dementia. Coined “Dementia Village” by CNN, Hogewey is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility — roughly the size of 10 football fields — offering residents the chance to live as close to normal lives as possible. After her experiences working for standard Dutch nursing homes, and facing the realities of her mother’s aging, Yvonne van Amerongen became committed to making nursing homes “more livable and less of a departure from reality for their residents.”  Over the next 20 years, she worked...

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Study: ‘Aquarium watching’ may be good for your health

Community marine fish and coral reef at a public aquarium Aquarium Watching for Potential Health Benefits According to a collaborative study released by the University of Exeter and Plymouth University‘s Cognitive Institute with cooperation from the National Marine Aquarium, researchers have found that aquarium watching comes with a whole host of health benefits, such as improved heart health through lowering heart rate and blood pressure as well as positive mood regulation in participants observing rich underwater landscapes. While the mechanism of action remains unclear for these benefits, participants showed signs of health improvements as larger numbers of fish were gradually introduced into the controlled aquascape....