Tag Archives: Gardens

Modification of the Physical Environment to Support People With Dementia (Dementia)

Summary A systematic review investigates the efficacy of physical environment-related strategies for supporting everyday activities in people living with dementia: Full Text Link Reference Woodbridge, R. Sullivan, MP. [and] Harding, E. [et al] (2018). Use of the physical environment to … Continue reading

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Make Our Garden Grow: A Future Mainstream Component of NHS / Public Health Policy? (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary Gardening may be beneficial for obesity reduction (as it involves moderate physical activity), in addition to improving balance and thereby helping to reduce falls in the elderly. It may have a positive impact on mental health, by helping to … Continue reading

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Various Quality of Life Issues: Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Drageset, J. Corbett, … Continue reading

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Gardens Help Trigger Memories in Dementia Patients (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association / Nursing Times / BT Lifestyle)

Summary Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have found that gardens and green spaces help care home residents with dementia to relax, resulting in reduced agitation. This review of 17 different international research studies indicates that having opportunities … Continue reading

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Living Spaces for People Living With Dementia and Sight Loss (University of Stirling and Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Summary Research from Stirling University, published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, shows that good design of living spaces can improve the lives of people living with two common conditions which often occur together: dementia and sight loss. Evidence-based guidelines have … Continue reading

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The Greening of Dementia (Natural England / BBC News / PNAS)

Summary Natural England, Dementia Adventure and the Woodland Trust have published a literature review concerning the benefits – and barriers – for individuals living with dementia in having access to the natural environment and local greenspace. The broad aim of this … Continue reading

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Dementia Green Care Handbook: Therapeutic Design and Practice (Safehouse / Housing LIN)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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