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Laughter, friendship and dementia

A project has enabled people affected by dementia to collaborate with artists and share their experiences with the wider public.
Dementia project

A project has enabled people affected by dementia to collaborate with artists and share their experiences with the wider public.

I recently had the pleasure of joining Age UK Exeter’s Budding Friends group and three artists collaborating on A Life More Ordinary, a project led by Linda Clare at the University of Exeter.

The project is part of a study called Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life, a large national survey of people living with dementia and those who support them.

This research has grown out of the recognition that we need to find ways to help people with dementia lead better lives.

Laugh lines

by Ian McMillan

Grin grew to chortle grew to chuckle

Grew to guffaw grew to hoot

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