This is a project developed by the TU/e DESIS Lab, at the Eindhoven University of Technology, which corresponds to the series of Thematic Areas. These projects are activities carried out by the DESIS Network Labs, whose objectives can be seen here
Closer to Nature engages seniors with dementia in relaxing nature experience through multi-sensory stimulation and rich interactions. People with dementia living in Long-term Care (LTC) are gradually experiencing diminished functional abilities caused by this brain disease. The declined cognitive functioning, decreased mobility, loss of memory and inner motivation provides inevitable challenges in engaging this group in activities. Within dementia study, researchers find that one promising way to effectively achieve enhanced engagement is to actively engage people with dementia in activities that can still stimulate their remaining functions.
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