Hugh: Pack Your Bags, Medical Research Shows Travel Helps with Mental Health Conditions Like Depression and Dementia
Written by Hugh Campbell on June 24, 2022
Ideas like music therapy and art therapy have gotten a lot of traction over the last few years, but what about travel therapy? A new paper from Edith Cowan University shows going on vacation has a positive impact on mental health issues and conditions such as dementia. New environments and experiences can provide helpful cognitive stimulation. Medical experts recommend things like more walking, fresh air, and sunshine as partial dementia treatments, and vacations typically include all of those things together. Doctor Jun Wen says said more research is needed to see if vacations can become a medical intervention for dementia or even depression.