4. Observing fish in aquariums provides a number of benefits for Alzheimer’s patients
Research from the Purdue University has shown that aquariums with brightly colored fish help encourage Alzheimer’s patients to eat more and be less disruptive.
For the study conducted in 2018, 60 individuals with the disease across three different nursing homes were tracked. The patients that were exposed to fish aquariums ate up to 21% more food than they had before the aquariums were introduced.
The study also showed that patients exposed to the fish aquariums were more calm and relaxed. In fact, the instances and duration of behaviors such as pacing, wandering, yelling, and physical aggression decreased as well.