Dr. Chalfont in The Sheffield Star Jan 13th, 2014"
The Dementia Green Care Handbook In "Living Life"
"Place is a space made meaningful through relationship."
Nature is therapeutic for which the garden is a healing tool. People with dementia can use nature to communicate. A care environment is one which facilitates relationships. A person's level of cognition is no measure of their well-being.
Dementia enables 'Prosentia' - the increased ability to sense, feel and express emotion and affection.
Dr Garuth Chalfont, is a leading practitioner in the art and science of healing gardens,
therapeutic spaces, and dementia gardens that incorporate the natural world into the healing process.
His design philosophy promotes activity with meaning and purpose, for rehabilitation and wellbeing, regardless of disability or impairment.