When someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease, they will start to experience symptoms of Dementia. The symptoms will worsen as the disease progresses, which can cause the individual to feel confused and agitated. They may also struggle to perform daily tasks or remember the names of friends and family due to decreased cognitive function. Individuals with moderate to severe dementia can feel incredibly down and stressed because of this, and so it is important to give individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease a place to calm down in peaceful surroundings. This is where a Dementia Sensory Garden comes in.
A Dementia Garden, or Memory Garden, is a special type of garden that is designed to limit and control the symptoms of Dementia. This is done by attempting to reignite memories within the individual and help ground them to reality during times when they might feel detached and disoriented. For example, a good idea for the dementia garden of an old sailor would be to have a seaside theme, complete with beach huts, mini boats and lifesavers, such as this one from Urban Landscapes.
Try to incorporate plants and flowers that the person used to love, or that were part of their childhood. You could even try playing the person’s favourite music into the garden very softly. Music has been known to jog dementia sufferers’ memories quite effectively and UK charity, Dementia UK, detail the benefits of music therapy on their website. These simple acts might be enough to jog their memory and make them smile. At the very least, it will help them to relax and ease the stress of living with such a horrible disease.
However, because a person who is suffering from Dementia is likely to be very vulnerable, please do make sure that the garden is safe for them. Avoid high steps, sharp edges, or uneven paths, as these could easily cause them to fall over and hurt themselves. Make sure to pay special attention to slippery and reflective surfaces and do your best to limit/eliminate these. For a comprehensive guide on how to design a dementia-friendly garden, check out this blog post from the Unforgettable charity.
If you are not aware of the symptoms of Dementia, then the Alzheimer’s Society has put together an incredibly useful guide on things to look out for. Catching the disease in its early stages can mean that you save more of the individual’s memories and personality.
Directly with the client, we constructed and installed a beach themed garden, suitable for Dementia patients
Roof terrace with garden studio and different areas to enjoy, including a seaside themed area
A cool contemporary project on a new build property in Chester.
In this small courtyard development in Hoole, we created a cool split level space for the client who wanted a modern feel.
Directly with the client, we constructed and installed a beach themed garden, suitable for Dementia patientsRead More Large Project
Roof terrace with garden studio and different areas to enjoy, including a seaside themed areaRead More Medium Project
A cool contemporary project on a new build property in Chester.Read More Small Project
In this small courtyard development in Hoole, we created a cool split level space for the client who wanted a modern feel.Read More Outdoor Kitchens
Thank you for getting in touch. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are the only London Stone partner in the North of the UK, providing their products on display and the same knowledgeable and friendly customer service you expect from this forward thinking landscaping products company.
Gold Partner status meaning we are approved designers and installers of RENSON® canopies
The Horticultural Trade Association provides a vital contact for identifying and dealing with key garden industry issues and opportunities, and represents industry views to Government and is its voice in the media.
We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and are vetted annually to keep up to date with legislation and best practice
Trustmark is the only government endorsed scheme for almost all trades in and around the home
All our operatives are ROLO trained which was introduced to raise the standards of Health and Safety and reduce the risks and accidents throughout the industry
We are accredited with Construction Health and Safety who as an organisation, help businesses and organisations manage their Health and Safety risks and safeguard their reputation
We are members of BALI, the UK’s trade association for the landscaping sector who have a rigorous vetting procedure
We are registered with Constructionline – the UKs largest register of contractors, who vet all members to ensure they are qualified, and standards are uncompromised
Urban Landscape Design Ltd, Unit 7d, Barrowmore Enterprise Estate, Great Barrow, Chester CH3 7JA
Company no: 8466269 Registered in England & Wales Copyright 2022 - Urban Landscapes - All Rights Reserved