Useful Gardening Tips for Dementia Afflicted Adult People in Phoenix, AZ

22 Aug 2018

There can be no better activity than gardening that offers a variety of mental and physical health benefits for people of all ages. Gardening is a great stressbuster and helps to improve strength and boosts the spirit. The benefits of gardening are even better for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

If you notice signs that are indicative of the onset of Dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is advisable that you adopt a few measures in order to ensure your senior loved one’s well-being. It is better to go for an assisted living facility such as the award-winning Anthem Senior Living in the Phoenix region in Arizona. Anthem Senior Living consists of some of the most compassionate caregivers who provide round the clock assistance to senior residents.

Gardening provides the chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Not only that, gardening helps to lower agitation, improves quality of sleep and so forth.

We are listing a few safe gardening tips for seniors with Alzheimer’s:

  1. Garden tools can be dangerous as some can have sharp edges and points. Tools with rounded edges and larger handles are the best for people with cognitive loss and for seniors who might have difficulty with hand coordination respectively.
  2. When you are helping your Alzheimer’s afflicted senior loved one in creating a garden, make sure to provide them with non-toxic plants.
  3. Both you and your loved one should have hats to shield your face and apply ample sunscreen as well. The sun is at its peak during the middle of the day so avoid gardening then.
  4. There should be safe spots in the garden for your loved one to rest as Alzheimer’s also creates mobility challenges. Strategically place benches and seats in your garden.
  5. It is advisable to go for container garden which is the practice of growing plants in pots and other containers, rather than in the ground. They are easy, cost-effective and quite safe. You can easily create visually appealing container gardens with waist-high raised beds, galvanized steel trough planters, vertical garden containers and so forth. Remember that any type of plant or flower can be grown in a container.

Book a suite at Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix, AZ and give your loved one the best experience of their lives. We have a beautiful suite available that is fully furnished, jack-n-jill bathroom adjacent. Can accommodate a Temperpedic adjustable bed, wall mounted TV, Lift Recliner etc. You’re more than welcome to use our furnishings or bring your own! Call Today!

Gardening is one of the many activities our residents enjoy at Anthem Senior Living. Take a tour of our facility which will help you in making an informed decision.

Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.


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