U-M grad students launch dementia ‘green care’ program

Five University of Michigan graduate students have come up with a dementia care-focused horticultural program that begins this summer in the Ypsilanti area.

The students from the U-M School of Public Health and the U-M School of Social Work call their program “The Evergreen Experience.”

The hands-on, agricultural dementia program, placed third in U-M’s Innovation in Action challenge in March, earning the team a $5,000 grant. The program will look to connect older adults with memory loss to community-based farming activities.

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