John Libbey Eurotext

Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement


Designing gardens for people with dementia: literature review and evidence-based design conceptual frame Volume 15, issue 4, Décembre 2017


1 Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, Paris, France
2 École nationale supérieure du paysage, Versailles, France
3 École nationale supérieure d’architecture et du paysage de Lille, Lille, France
* Tirés à part

More and more dwelling facilities for people with dementia invest gardens as convivial, resourceful, and relational places. However, there is a demand for scientific evidence of such statements. The aims of this literature review are to enlighten scientific evidence concerning uses and therapeutic virtues of garden for people with dementia, and to contribute to an evidence-based design approach by identifying key dimension of garden design. Twenty two articles were selected for this literature review and six clusters were identified. These clusters are discussed in a conceptual frame and discussed in an environment-behaviour approach.