Article of the month October 2018

The INTERDEM website committee selected as paper of the month October 2018: Designing dementia-friendly gardens: A workshop for landscape architects: Innovative Practice. It was published in October 2018 in the journal Dementia.

The article describes the results of a collaboration between scientific researchers from INTERDEM, practice (long-term care) and education (architecture) on how to design dementia-friendly gardens within nursing homes. Often, outdoor spaces in nursing homes are inaccessible, unfit and poorly designed for people with cognitive impairment. This paper explains three approaches from a variaty of perspectives (scientific, pedagogical and practice-based) on how best to design gardens and outdoor space for people with dementia.