Care 2017-07-16T16:42:58+00:00

Gardens for the elderly can make a neighbourhood stronger

How can you make the world larger for the elderly in care facilities? And how do you connect such a facility to the neighbourhood? Green can be a key factor, as was demonstrated by Read More

Maggie’s Centres: healing environment for cancer patients

A safe and warm place where cancer patients and their families feel welcome and can be among themselves; this is what Maggie Keswick Jencks envisioned in 1993. A place where information is given and Read More

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Green and hygiene in healthcare: dream marriage or problematic relationship?

We all know it’s sound advice: being around nature is good for people. We get our breath of fresh air and clear our head in the outdoors. If we look at historical examples, the Read More

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Do (virtual) nature and mindfulness improve dealing with stress?

Nature lovers already know this, but increasingly more research confirms that nature is good for us. Not only does green improve our air quality, productivity and sense of well-being, recent studies indicated that even Read More

Evidence-based design and healing environments

A healing environment is a way to design (public) areas of health institutions in such a way that the well-being of patients, family and health workers is increased and stress reduced. The objective of Read More

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It is important to age healthily. Green seems to be the forgotten ingredient.

Average life expectancy continues to rise and the large group of baby boomers is starting to reach pensionable age. Vitality is consequently an increasingly important theme, as the longer people are able to live independently, Read More

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Grow your own fresh air!

We spend a large part of our lives in indoor areas. Most people can spend up to 90% of their time indoors. A great deal of attention has been devoted to clean air outside, Read More

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If nature has healing properties, why is there so little green in hospitals?

It’s now hard to imagine the United States without them, the healing gardens, or rather hospital gardens. Their popularity has really taken off in recent years, as there has been a growing amount of evidence Read More

Experience gardens for Alzheimer patients

Experiencing nature, touching plants, seeing doves, smelling flowers and recognising familiar things. But safe paths, rubber tiles and things ‘to do’ are certainly also elements which can be used in gardens which have been Read More

Do children with ADHD have a nature deficiency?

An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with ADHD. In many cases the complaints are so severe that children are prescribed the Ritalin medication. A medicine with strong side effects and which is also Read More