Nature in care homes. Alamar videos are a non-drug therapy, a true medicine for the soul. Testimony by Valentina Pirola, Santa Teresa care home, in Livraga (LO) Italy.
Alzheimer’s and creative storytelling: testimony of Paola Buelli, LTC Casa Serena, Brembate di Sopra (BG), Italy.
Alzheimer’s and Experience Nature videos: testimony of Samanta Noldin, educator at LTC Santa Maria, Cles (TN), Italy.
A game, an adventure, a projective psychological test. A tool for story-telling set in Nature. A non-pharmacological therapy.
The slow, relaxing images allowed even the two most motorically unstable children to find calm and concentration. The experience fostered socialization, the sharing of opinions and ideas, and the ability to adapt and consider changing ideas by welcoming the other.
The recordings of the basal blood pressure values, made after the vision and narration activity, revealed an objective drop of 20 mmHg, both in the cases treated with antihypertensives and in the cases not treated pharmacologically.
“The interesting observation is that the videos introduced an important cognitive and attentional stimulus after a moment of relaxation, while maintaining within the session calm and tranquility.“