The Healing Power of Nature for Elders and Caregivers

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 24, 2017 6:56:20 AM

Nature heals.  Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Aging in the Workplace, Care Partners, Nature, Healing, Gardens

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