Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

November-01-14 - Nature-Based Interventions for Persons with Dementia

In this presentation, Dr. Bossen will present evidence about nature’s impact on human beings and discuss empirical evidence to support the use of the naturally restorative environment (NRE). She will discuss different uses of nature-based interventions in different settings. In addition, she will describe how to attain quality of life considering limitations secondary to dementia.

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Ann Bossen, PhD, RN, received her degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She is a post-doctoral fellow with the University of Iowa College of Nursing and a Jonas Scholar. Dr. Bossen's focus is on non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia. Her doctoral research involved doing a meta-analysis on interventions for persons with dementia that used the naturally restorative environment in diminishing challenging behaviors and increasing quality of life.

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