Green Spaces and the Impact on Cognitive Frailty; a scoping review.

FOWLER-DAVIS, Sally, BENKOWITZ, Charlotte, NIELD, Lucie and DAYSON, Christopher (2024). Green Spaces and the Impact on Cognitive Frailty; a scoping review. Frontiers in Public Health, 11: 1278542.

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Some literature indicates that contact with green spaces can benefit health and wellbeing, but it is unclear whether this is protective of cognitive health in older people. Using Arskey and O’Malley’s framework the aim was to investigate ageing, cognitive frailty and the effects of green access including any causality. The evidence was somewhat inconsistent but suggestive for a beneficial role of green space exposure on cognitive functions. Results suggested that globally, the poorer urban environments are high risk for older people’s mental health and these places often lack parks and green spaces. There is evidence that the level of activity and social participation may be greater with access to green spaces and therefore reduces health risks. Green spaces seem to have a role in preventing cognitive frailty, especially for more vulnerable older populations living in poorer urban environments.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health and Health Services; 4203 Health services and systems; 4206 Public health
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2024 13:09
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 16:45

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