“A year ago my mother was diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and in order to keep her mind as alert as possible I tried to find activities that would stimulate my mother and reflect her interest in art. I am delighted to say that I made contact with Clare Miles from Learning for the Fourth Age and after a couple of introductory meetings to get to know one another mum has enjoyed sharing weekly art sessions with either Clare or one of her volunteer workers, both at home and when moving to residential care.
At one point mum had a serious stroke and there was much concern that mum would make much of a recovery: I am certain that the continuation of the art sessions played an important part in mum’s return to good health.
As a family we are most grateful for the input from Learning for the Fourth Age and could not recommend the services of this supportive organisation, which comes at a more than reasonable price, highly enough. Long may they continue with this outstanding work.