Dr. Garuth Chalfont

Therapeutic Nature Design and Consulting

Mail: garuth@chalfontdesign.com


"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 as a tool to communicate.
A care environment is one which facilitates relationships.
A person’s level of cognition is no measure of their subjective well-being.

Dementia enables "Prosentia"- the increased ability
to sense, feel and express emotion and affection.
"Edge space" affords sensory stimulation and the potential for social interaction.

Real life is the activity.
Fresh air is a human right.
So is going outside.

Further reading...

Why nature is important for older people and people with dementia. (pdf)

Key factors involved in connecting a person with dementia to nature. (pdf)

Architecture, Nature and Care. (pdf)

Prosentia Hypothesis. (pdf)


Chalfont Design

Flat 1, The Old Rectory
Rectory Gardens
Lancaster LA2 0ED
United Kingdom
garuth @ chalfontdesign.com

Dr. Chalfont