Book Description

Gardening and plant related activities can help enrich the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's, their family and professional caregivers. This is a non-technical book that introduces the field of horticultural therapy and explores ways it can be used to reduce stress. This isn't promoting some miracle cure, but it does suggest ways family and professional caregivers can use plants for mental stimulation, to promote interaction and provide safe activities. The authors use some readable illustrations from their work as horticultural therapists to encourage the reader to use the garden and activites to cultivate positive moments during a difficult time. This is a great resource for family caregivers, relatives, healthcare workers, and friends.