Review: Spending Time In A Garden May Help Soothe Dementia-Related Agitation.

HealthDay (7/31, Norton) reports that according to a review published online in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, “spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia.” Evidence suggests that “watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients’ anxiety.” Researchers arrived at these conclusions after analyzing data from 17 studies.

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— “Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, July 30, 2014.

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