Many of us have experienced the fascination and feelings of peace and serenity that an aquarium of fish can create. In addition to being entertaining and beautiful, there is a multitude of therapeutic health benefits associated with aquariums. Researchers have confirmed that gazing at a tank of fish can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and subsequently help lower blood pressure which can be of huge interest to the Aged Care industry.
Fish gazing can be a particularly soothing and therapeutic activity for seniors. A study that was conducted in Indiana nursing homes found that displaying tanks of brightly colored fish curtailed disruptive behaviors of Alzheimer patients and increased their appetites so that they required fewer supplements and less medication.
According to the research, patients were much more alert and amiable when they were exposed to fish tanks than when they were not. The fish tanks that benefited the patients most were the best-decorated ones with the most brightly colored fish. Fish gazing can be a particularly soothing and therapeutic activity for seniors.
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