NYS DOH Dementia Grants Program 2003 Project
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?
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.
There will not be a reduction in the behavioral symptoms of agitation as measured by theCohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory Instrument.