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Can people with dementia benefit from trees?

Cumbrians living with dementia are to take part in an innovative lottery funded pilot project to see if forests can help stimulate their well-being. ‘Secrets and Senses’ run by woodland expert Iris Glimmerveen hopes to harness the power of trees which are known to give off relaxing and stimulating chemicals.

“At the very least I hope that those people taking part will ‘feel’ better,” she said.  “Whenever I walk through forests I emerge feeling sharper, more in tune with myself and with a greater clarity of thought. It would be wonderful if people living with dementia could share this too.”

Read more on the Cumbria Crack website.