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:

http://www.brainhub.tv/dementia-videos/982PKY

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

Gardens For People With Dementia: A Guide To Make Them Safe And Secure

This document has been removed from the website for updating.

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:
http://www.ostrich.uk.com/blog/Ostrich-Blog/2013/04/12/The-benefits-of-gardens-for-people-with-dementia.

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.

 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:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/10/
dementiaenvironments/