Cold weather. An uncertain world. Rogue shrinks making the rest of us caring, diligent professionals look bad. I don't know about you, but I need a mood lifter.
Japanese gardens inside nursing homes could benefit late-stage Alzheimer's residents, researchers findJuly 08, 2014
Individuals with advanced dementia had better behavior after viewing a Japanese garden in a nursing home, researchers find.
Boosting the mood of seniors helps them do better on decision-making and working-memory tests, researchers have found. In the first study to demonstrate how a positive mood can help older adults with brain tasks, scientists examined 46 adults ages 63 to 85. Half were given a thank-you card and two small bags of candy tied with a red ribbon when they arrived at the lab. The other half were not.
The anxiety associated with an impending survey should be offset by the fact that the nursing facility holds the secret to its own success - the knowledge of its customers.
Tai chi exercises might be able to help improve heart failure patients' quality of life, mood and confidence, new research finds.