This document covers the therapeutic use of gardens, gardening and the general design and therapeutic uses of outdoor spaces for people with dementia. The “Dementia Green Care Handbook” presents insights from Chalfont Design and their partners; including Age Concern Central Lancashire, NHS Central Lancashire and HICA Group.
This handbook covers the need for spaces which can be used actively by residents and service users for therapeutic benefits, including reduction of agitation, distress and other BPSD. It relates to care environments for nursing, residential and enhanced day support, but also has relevance for extra care housing providers.
Chalfont, G. [and] Walker, A. (2013). Dementia green care handbook of therapeutic design and practice. Sheffield: Safehouse Books, 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].