Dementia Design Consultancy
To contribute to the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of people
with dementia through design of environments which afford opportunities for stimulation,
creativity, communication and meaningful experience.
Behaviour is logical if the stimuli are completely understood.
People with dementia are communicating constantly - research must
evolve if we are to understand.
Therapeutic Nature Designs
To enable people with cognitive impairment and mental health needs to improve
their well-being through the use of nature as a therapeutic tool.
Training & Workshops
To inspire widespread use of the healing qualities of nature
in the care and treatment of people with dementia through the training
of care staff and managers, as well as involvement with family,
caregivers and volunteers.
Dementia Pioneers Brochure
Dementia Green Care Handbook
Dr. Chalfont in The Sheffield Star Jan 13th, 2014"
The Sheffield Star Jan 13th, 2014
The Dementia Green Care Handbook In "Living Life"
NAPA's Living Life - Issue 3 - 2013
"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.
ABOUT DR. CHALFONT
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.
He designs and builds engaging outdoor spaces in dementia care environments.
Hands-on training workshops facilitate their active and enjoyable use by residents, staff and families.
At Lancaster University, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Centre for Ageing Research his focus is multimodal
non-pharmacological contributions to secondary dementia prevention. He explores the benefits of the natural
world for holistic health (mind-body-soul). This includes researching the nature gardens he has designed in the UK.
Dementia Beat Camp (Facebook page) and the Dementia Pioneers (local activist group) interpret and promote
the evidence gained through his research into culturally relevant lifestyle change.
About Dr. Chalfont