Spending time in the outdoors holds many benefits, from achieving the necessary dose of Vitamin D to exploring our senses and socialising, and this is no different for someone living with dementia.
Whilst extra care may be necessary, there is true value to experiencing the outdoors when living with dementia.
As we age it’s common for our senses to decline and it’s therefore important to explore different ways of engaging them to stay connected. When living with dementia, our connection to the world may feel even more distant, as communication difficulties arise, it is therefore vital that other dementia activities are explored. The outdoors provides an excellent multi-sensory platform and can be brilliant way to explore the senses.
To read more about this go to: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/living-with-dementia/91377/
Our CASCADE project is aiming to improve the lives and the care for people living with dementia. To read more about the project go to: https://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/cascade