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Dementia art group founded in south of England

Dementia art group founded in south of England
3rd April 2009

A new art group has been launched in Wiltshire to help people with dementia, it has been reported.

Set up by the New Forest Alzheimer's Society in Milford, the get-together aims to help sufferers focus on a hobby on a fortnightly basis with an expert in art and dementia, Julian Harrows, leading the classes, the Salisbury Journal revealed.

Chairman of the local branch of the charity Gilda Newsham said the first art group established in June 2008 was a particularly popular and that it was great to continue with the good work.

She said: "I am delighted that we have been able to set up a new art group in Ringwood.

"It has bought pleasure and increased self esteem to the artists and has produced some outstanding art work."

The Alzheimer's Society now has 25,000 members with extensive experience in care and research, with support coming from celebrities such as Inspector Morse actor Kevin Whately and Dame Judi Dench.

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