Could Japanese gardens prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s?

Japanese gardens are renowned for their beauty and serenity, and recently, for their possible contribution to the prevention of Alzheimer’s progression. In this interview, Karl Herrup, PhD, of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. China, talks about the effect that simply viewing a Japanese garden can have on the pulse of an individual and how this can calm patients in all stages of dementia. Prof. Herrup emphasizes how important this treatment could be for existing patients, as so much research focuses on prevention rather than cure, and he remains cautiously optimistic for the future of Alzheimer’s treatment using this novel method. This interview was recorded at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018, in Chicago, IL.

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