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Persistence Of Memory: Scent Gardens For Therapeutic Life Review In Communities For The Elderly

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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Wendy Joan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.submitted May 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1697 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/550
dc.description.abstract This paper links the study of olfaction and autobiographical memory with the practices of reminiscence therapy and landscape architecture, with the goal of bringing this life-enhancing therapy into the garden. Smells have proven to be powerful stimulators of early, emotional childhood memories due to the structure and evolution of the human brain. Research shows improved self-esteem, less depression and better social integration in older adults who are able to call up autobiographical memories in the process of reminiscence therapy. Therefore, landscape architects designing gardens for the elderly in long-term care could include aromatic plants and construction materials, chosen either to suit a particular group of residents, or as an expression of the regional plant and materials palette of each home site. Such gardens could be used by horticultural therapists and nursing staff to provide the benefits of reminiscence therapy to elderly residents in long-term care settings. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title Persistence Of Memory: Scent Gardens For Therapeutic Life Review In Communities For The Elderly en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1152
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