Edith Macintosh, the Care Inspectorate's Rehabilitation Consultant wrote a chapter for the recently published book “Design of Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia”  Edith’s chapter is called “How relatives, friends and staff can facilitate being outside”.

This book provides information on all aspects of outside spaces for people with dementia.   It includes material on human rights, urban spaces and activities, as well as practical guidance on site layout, design and materials.  

Edith said “I am extremely honoured and delighted to have been asked to take part in this project.  Working as an occupational therapist has contributed to my knowledge and expertise to do this. I have also been involved in the development and implementation of the dementia strategy in my role in the Care Inspectorate and I have further developed my knowledge through working with colleagues who have great expertise in this area of care”. 

The book is written for anyone who has an interest in dementia, such as care staff, professionals, occupational therapists, people with dementia and their relatives. 

It is available to order online from www.dementiashop.co.uk and is also available from www.amazon.co.uk