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How one Dementia Talking Point member's garden project has helped her mother

HarrietD

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One of our members here on Dementia Talking Point, Pat Norris, has been featured in the latest Dementia Together magazine :)

When her mother no longer enjoyed trips out, Pat was inspired by fellow TP members to bring the outdoors closer to home. She's created a special sensory garden space that has brought a lot of pleasure to her mother, Beryl.

Here's an extract...

It was through Dementia Talking Point that Pat was inspired to create a sensory garden for Beryl.

'Mum had a fall and didn't want to go out much, so there was no point making her,' says Pat.

'She used to like to walk but it was no longer safe or enjoyable, and attending unfamiliar groups or dementia cafés would cause more anxiety than enjoyment.

'People on Dementia Talking Point said, "Why bother going out if you can stop in or make the house nice?" So I decided to make the most of outside. Dad loved the garden, so it's also a memory of him.'

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You can read the rest of the article >here<
 
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