‘Travel therapy’: Can vacation help mental health and well-being?

Abstract: Holidays could not solely be a chance for leisure, they might additionally present psychological and normal well being advantages.

supply: Edith Queen College

Many people have in all probability heard of music remedy and artwork remedy – however what about “journey remedy”?

A brand new interdisciplinary paper from Edith Cowan College (ECU) means that we modify the way in which we view tourism, seeing it not simply as a leisure expertise however as an trade that may present actual well being advantages.

Collaboration between ECU’s Heart for Well being Accuracy and the Faculty of Enterprise and Legislation has discovered that many elements of occurring trip can have a constructive impression on these with psychological well being issues or circumstances.

Lead researcher Dr. John Wayne mentioned the various crew of tourism, public well being and advertising consultants investigated how tourism advantages folks with dementia.

“Medical consultants can suggest dementia remedies reminiscent of music remedy, train, cognitive stimulation, reminiscence remedy, sensory stimulation and adaptation to the affected person’s meal occasions and setting,” mentioned Dr.

“All of those are additionally typically discovered on holidays.

“This analysis is among the many first to conceptually talk about how these vacationer experiences would possibly work as interventions for dementia.”

Vacation enjoyable…or remedy?

Dr. Wayne mentioned the various nature of tourism means there are lots of alternatives to include remedies for circumstances reminiscent of dementia.

For instance, being in new environments and having new experiences can present cognitive and sensory stimulation.

“Train has been related to psychological well being and journey typically consists of enhanced bodily exercise, reminiscent of strolling extra,” mentioned Dr.

Meal occasions are sometimes completely different on vacation: they’re normally social with a number of folks, and family-style meals have been discovered to positively affect the consuming habits of dementia sufferers.

Then there are the necessities like recent air and daylight that improve vitamin D and serotonin ranges.

“All come collectively to offer a complete tourism expertise, it makes it straightforward to see how dementia sufferers can profit from tourism as an intervention.”

a shift in considering

Dr. Wayne mentioned the impression of COVID-19 on journey lately has raised questions in regards to the worth of tourism past life-style and financial components.

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Dr. Wayne mentioned the various nature of tourism means there are lots of alternatives to include remedies for circumstances reminiscent of dementia. The picture is within the public area

“Tourism has been discovered to reinforce each bodily and psychological well-being,” he mentioned.

“So, after COVID, it is time to place tourism in public well being – and never only for wholesome vacationers, however for weak teams.”

Dr Wynn mentioned he hopes a brand new line of collaborative analysis will start to review how tourism can improve the lives of individuals with completely different circumstances.

“We try to do one thing new in connecting tourism and well being sciences,” he mentioned.

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“There must be extra empirical analysis and proof to see if tourism can grow to be a medical intervention for numerous ailments reminiscent of dementia or melancholy.

“So tourism is not only about touring and having enjoyable; we have to rethink the position that tourism performs in fashionable society.”

About this psychology and psychological well being analysis information

creator: Sam Jeremic
supply: Edith Queen College
Contact: Sam Jeremic – Edith Queen College
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Tourism as a remedy for dementia primarily based on constructive psychologyWritten by John Wayne et al. Tourism administration


Tourism as a remedy for dementia primarily based on constructive psychology

No analysis in tourism or medication has addressed the doable relationship between journey and medical remedy for dementia. Given the more and more essential position of tourism in society, a multidisciplinary crew of tourism and dementia consultants offers perception into the potential advantages of tourism for people with dementia.

This conceptual effort critically critiques the tourism and dementia literature and addresses related information gaps. Tourism is offered as a doable method to enhance the well-being of dementia sufferers as an adjunct to non-pharmacological interventions.

Accordingly, a conceptual framework has been proposed to spotlight the connection between vacationer experiences and dementia interventions.

Future interdisciplinary analysis instructions are additionally described.