Sensory garden makeover for patients

Sensory garden makeover for patients

Specially designed sculptural pieces have been created by West Cheshire College art and design students for a sensory garden visited regularly by dementia patients.

The works of art are aimed to help stimulate patients’ senses and include features that visitors can touch and hear — hoped to help spark a memory for the dementia sufferers.

Learner Eva Turner, aged 18, said it was a “wonderful” project to work on.

“I created two giant metal flowers which were very colourful and made with beads — a sort of dream catcher. It was a very interesting project to work on and we all had to be very inventive when creating our ideas.”

As well as the sculptural pieces, the learners, who all study a BTec extended diploma in art and design, also designed some tiles for the garden which included dementia friendly phrases and the forget-me-knot flower, a symbol for Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friends project.

Other students involved in the project included Nicole Staff, aged 20, Jennifer Brennan, 17, and Corey Teece-Millington, 18.

Min pic: West Cheshire College art and design learners with their sculptural pieces designed for Ellesmere Port Hospital’s sensory garden