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Dementia: discovering an island of unimpairment
By Jo Glanville, Boundless
“How was it possible that my mother’s response to literature had survived, when dementia had ravaged the cognitive abilities necessary to lead her life?
I have since discovered that it is not an isolated incident. The Reader, a charity based in Liverpool, has been running reading groups for people living with dementia for twelve years. Kate McDonnell, head of reading excellence at the charity, told me that when she ran the first dementia reading group she had not expected it to be successful.”