Behavior-relevant ecological factors
Social structure and aging: Psychological processes
Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities
The Center for Health Design
In the interest of determining the state of knowledge on the relationship between behavioral health and the physical environment, the authors explored the literature on research, guidelines, and funding related to this topic.
The play behaviors of hospitalized children
Family and consumer sciences
Volume Master of Science
A multifaceted approach to changing handwashing behavior
American journal of infection control
Architects behaving badly: ignoring environmental behavior reserach
Harvard Design Magazine
Wandering: safe walking for a challenging purposeful behavior
Personal and behavioral determinants of active aging
International Archives of Medicine
Psychiatric ward design can reduce aggressive behavior
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Light Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Behaviors in Alzheimer's Disease
Western Journal of Nursing Research
Neuropsychiatric behaviors are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and make both professional and lay caregiving difficult. Light therapy has been somewhat successful in ameliorating disruptive behaviors.
Does a wander garden influence inappropriate behaviors in dementia residents?
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Most cognitively impaired dementia unit residents are dependent and confined to a safe custodial environment with limited exposure to natural settings. However, the mandatory indoor confinement of dementia residents has been known to increase verbal and physical agitation and use of psychotropic medications. Several studies have reported that having access to unlocked doors leading to a garden or outdoor area may reduce the level of inappropriate behaviors in both residential and long-term dementia care facilities. This study explores the effect of adding a wander garden to an existing dementia unit on inappropriate behaviors of residents.