Implementing Tailored Activity Programs
Tailored Activity Programs (TAP) have been shown to have significantly reduce behavioral occurrences in dementia patients and improve engagement and positive behaviors.
Let children design their own playground
The impact of playing outside on the social, motor and emotional development of children and their learning ability is immense. What makes the best playground, according to children?
Mealtime difficulties can lead to bad nutrition in nursing homes
People with dementia often experience life from moment-to-moment, which leads researchers to argue that they benefit from a person-centered approach.
Consumer research – what determines food satisfaction?
In a recent study, Barbara Andersen and Grethe Hyldig from the National Food Institute of Denmark zoomed in on food satisfaction from a consumer perspective.
Why non-verbal behavior matters
Basil Preisig and his colleagues at the University of Bern, Switzerland, were especially interested in communicative development of people diagnosed with language disorders like aphasia.
Picky cats and tasty food – sniffing is an indicator for tastiness
Cats can be extremely picky when it comes to food. If the cat doesn’t like it, it will refuse to eat. Reason enough for the pet food industry to try to find out what cats really like.
Measuring experiential, behavioral, and physiological outputs
In a romantic relationship, it is undoubtedly important to show support when one’s partner shares his or her accomplishments and positive life events.
Mixing sows: aggression and stress of group housing on first-time sow mother
In this experiment, Ison and colleagues looked at the social interaction when a mixed group of primiparous and older, unfamiliar sows were placed in group housing together.
Healthcare communication - dealing with emotions
Communication studies have shown that breaking bad news is best be done immediately and with clear wording. What is the best step forward?
How to mark zebrafish without compromising their behavior
How to mark zebrafish without compromising their behavior? They may have just found the answer to this at the University of Toronto. Cheung et al. tried out a method using subcutaneous injection with dyes.