Nature is an outstanding deterrent against the effects of aging.
How can landscape architecture improve residents’ wellbeing?
Scientific studies indicate nature has a big influence on how well we age. Exposure to nature through a view or physically getting outside and into nature, can help mitigate the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease, decrease anxiety and depression, improve appetite, and contribute to overall wellbeing.
Older adults benefit from spending time outdoors from better sleep, experience less pain, less verbal agitation, and fewer instances of incontinence, and live longer. Walking through a wooded area has recently been proven to increase blood flow to the brain, which aids in cognition.