‘The spark will ignite’: how poetry helps engage people with dementia

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Stephanie Brada reads the Henry Charles Beeching poem¬†Going Down Hill on a Bicycle¬†to a group of residents at a care home. They read along with her, some mouthing the words, others silently following the…
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