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Gardening Can Help with Dementia Care

Dementia patients are often treated with medication and maybe treatment in a nursing or care home. But a growing number of experts are saying that physical Free Articles - shared learning from ACS Distance Educationactivity such as gardening and being outside could help with people with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

Annie Pollack is a landscape designer from the Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling University. She says there is a lot of evidence that outdoor activities can be beneficial to patients with these conditions.  

Whilst this doesn’t mean the person no longer requires care or medication, it can mean that the person is fitter, feels less stressed, feels wanted and maintains their skills.

Also, being out in the sun helps people to maintain their levels of vitamin D, which is vital for our health and wellbeing.

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