Dr. Garuth Chalfont

Therapeutic Nature Design and Consulting

Mail: garuth@chalfontdesign.com


Principles

"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)

Contact

Chalfont Design

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


Dr. Chalfont