30th July 2013
I have welcomed the opportunity of talking about dementia friendly gardens and the benefits they can bring to The Brain Hub at Harley Street World. You can see the video by clicking on the link below:
10th July 2013
Once again, I have been delighted to write a guest blog for Ostrich on dementia friendly gardens.
Gardens have great benefits for people with dementia as long as they are suitable for people to use safely. This blog explains some of the safety aspects to consider.
Please see the blog at: http://www.ostrichcare.co.uk/blog/Ostrich-Blog/2013/06/28/Developing-dementia-friendly-gardens
24th May 2013
The Journal of Dementia Care contains a picture of the Dementia Friendly Garden I designed for the DH Innovation Expo in March and also mentions the blog on this website - click here for the blog.
The Alzheimer's Society have published thier updated activities book, entitled Taking part: Activities for people with dementia. This book contains a chapter on gardening, which was written by me earlier this year. For details of how to purchse this go to: www.alzheimers.org.uk
12th April 2013
Please see my blog for Ostrich on the benefits of gardens for people with dementia at:
It has been written to coinside with my presentation on the same topic at the Alzheimer's Show on 20th April at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London go to: http://alzheimersshow.co.uk/ for more information.
22nd March 2013
Kim attended the Care Show in Bournemouth to talk about the benefits of gardens for people with dementia.
Click on the presentation below to download a copy.
17th March 2013
Kim exhibited a dementia friendly garden at the ExCel Centre's NHS Innovation Expo on 13th and 14th March.
The garden was designed in collaboration with Trevor Jarvis, who has dementia and was concerned about the safety of gardens for people given his own experience of gardening with dementia.
Gardens For People With Dementia: A Guide To Make Them Safe And Secure
With the number of people developing dementia set to rise over the coming two decades, gardens are going to become important places to help people retain their independence and memory, to keep them fit and active, and to maintain their well-being. Gardens for people with dementia will need to be suitable for them to use and for their level of ability.
With this in mind, I have written a Guide (see above) to help to adapt or redesign the garden helping to make sure that it is safe and secure enough for people with dementia to use.
This Guide (above) has been written to help to adapt or redesign the garden to make sure that it is safe and secure enough for people with dementia to use, and is now available to download from this website free of charge.
Click on the document to open the PDF file and print or save the booklet.
7th January 2013
The Dementia Action Alliance is the coming together of organisations from across the charity, public and private sector to radically improve the lives of people with dementia.
Kim Grove - Garden Designer has joined the alliance by providing an action plan explaining how gardens can improve the lives of people with dementia.
Go to: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/info/2
/action_plans/209/kim_grove-garden_designer to view the plan.
28th October 2012
Govenment funding announced to improve outdoor spaces in care facilties
The Government has just announced dedicated funding to improve care facilities for people with dementia, including improving gardens and garden activities. For more information go to: