Flowers Reach Out and Touch People with Alzheimer's
Horticulture therapist Coral Ayerst has teamed up with Limelight Floral Design owner Kyla Reveley to use flower power to help people with Alzheimer's. Reveley's flower donations allow Ayerst's clients to create crafts with the flowers, triggering memories of past gardens or activities from their youth. Flower arranging is a great way for people with Alzheimer's to stay engaged and can be done at the bedside or from a wheelchair, and horticulture therapy creates self-esteem, calmness, and pleasure, not to mention some beautiful arrangements.
BC Local News, March 30, 2011