Care Home Residents enjoy gardening

Care Home Residents Living With Dementia Respond Well To Gardening ActivitiesResearch shows that engaging with nature benefits the mental as well as physical wellbeing of people of all ages. The immediacy and tactile nature of table-top gardening can provide engagement and sensory stimulation for residents in the later stages of dementia, when verbal communication and deteriorating memory can...

Care Home Management magazine

I was delighted to write an article for the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the online magazine Care Home Management about bringing gardening activities into care homes and the benefits for residents.In recent years research and pilot projects have shown that time spent out in nature and meaningful nature-based activities bring significant wellbeing benefits to people of all ages.  Gardening...

Gardening for Wellbeing with the Dementia Cafe

Seasonal Gardening activities improve wellbeing at Dementia Cafés & Peer Support Groups These meetings, run by The Alzheimer’s Society in Kent and Medway for people living with dementia provide vital support, information and a space to socialise. The meetings include activities to stimulate and engage the attendees through reminiscence, use of different senses, creativity and fun.Since 2016, I have been...