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Horticulture Therapy in Dementia Care Impact on Behavioral Symptoms, Physical and Cognitive Activities

Horticulture Therapy in Dementia Care Impact on Behavioral Symptoms, Physical and Cognitive Activities

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New York State Department of Health Dementia Grants Program2003-2005 Grant Funded Project
Horticulture Therapy in Dementia Care Impact on BehavioralSymptoms, Physical and Cognitive Activities
Elant at Goshen, Inc.6 Harriman DriveGoshen, NY 10924Ph. 845-291-3700Administrator: Carl Kellyckelly@elant.org
 
NYS DOH Dementia Grants Program 2003 Project
2Project Title:Horticultural Therapy In Dementia CareImpact On Behavioral SymptomsLead Nursing Home Name:Elant At Goshen Inc.Project Director Information:Patricia Vuolo MS, RNVP, Clinical AffairsElant At Goshen Inc.46 Harriman DriveGoshen, NY 10924Telephone Work: 845-291-3700Fax: 845-291-3760Email: pvuolo@elant.orgNames of all participating Nursing Homes: Elant At Goshen Inc.Listing of all subcontractors:None
 
NYS DOH Dementia Grants Program 2003 Project
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Section I:Goals:
The primary goal is to demonstrate through a replication project that horticultural therapyand related activities will achieve favorable behavioral outcomes for residents withAlzheimer’s disease and other dementia related disorders. The primary question thisproject will address is; what is the impact of horticultural therapy on the resident’sdisplay of the progression of dementia specifically related to the symptoms of agitation?
Objectives:
Horticultural Therapy will have an impact upon the resident’s by:There will be a reduction in the frequency of the behavioral symptoms of agitation asmeasured by the Cohen Mansfield Agitation Inventory Instrument.
Research Hypothesis:
There will not be a reduction in the behavioral symptoms of agitation as measured by theCohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory Instrument.

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