Supplemental Readings for Continuing Education Credit


Recommendations on Outdoor Space for People with Dementia



Gardens for People with Dementia: Design and Use
by Vigdis Drivdal Berentsen, Ellen-Elisabeth Grefsrød, and Arnfinn Eek
Ageing and Health, Norwegian Centre for Research, Education and Service Development


Design Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Gardens
by Clare Cooper Marcus
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Dementia Readings for Disk One

Session 1 : The Value of Nature for Older Adults

  • People and activities
  • Supporting memory function
  • Garden organization
Dementia readings for disk 2

Session 2 : Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults

  • Garden types
  • Size and placement
  • Light, shadow, visibility
dementia readings for disk 3

Session 3 : Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults

  • Greenery and views
  • Walking and sitting
  • Comfort and safety

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