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Dementia art therapy participants. Woman with dementia (right) and a community worker (left) at an art therapy group. Dementia is a general term for conditions that lead to changes in a person's ability to think, remember and function. The symptoms include memory loss, personality changes and confusion. Activities such as drawing and painting can help stave off the effects of dementia. This art therapy group is taking place at the Kilmarnock Resource Centre, in Ayrshire, Scotland. This centre includes community-based support for those with a diagnosis of dementia, both under and over the age of 65. The resource centre offers a wide variety of groups and activities, as well as support from a dementia advisor and a dementia social worker. Photographed in 2016.
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