New sensory garden unveiled at 'outstanding' Malden House care home in Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 September 2018
Residents at a Sidmouth care home were thrilled to explore a newly-opened sensory garden.
Malden House proudly unveiled its exciting brand new sensory area to residents and guests last week.
The garden, which took eight weeks to plan and create, has been carefully designed to not only be aesthetically pleasing but to also have multiple health and wellbeing benefits for the residents who live with dementia.
Dementia is commonly associated with memory loss, poor concentration and feeling disoriented and confused, so the garden has become a vital part of daily life at the Sidford Road care home.
Maintenance man Tsafir Gryman, said: “We always wanted to include scented and edible plants because they have a positive effect on the body, mind and home.
“There’s something satisfying about nurturing a plant and our residents have been involved with the whole process from the beginning.”