Garden designed to trigger memories in dementia sufferers opens in Port Macquarie


The first dementia-friendly garden in Australia has opened in Port Macquarie, providing a sensory experience that also reduces anxiety.

A retirement haven, Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast has one of the highest rates of dementia in the country.

The garden features a number of sensory components including a texture wall, water features, a gathering space, and a pick and sniff plant area.

Gurd 1aWhile dementia sufferers say the garden evokes all kinds of memories, their experience is also backed by research that shows these sorts of gardens have been effective…

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