William Wordsworth
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Can reading poetry help dementia patients?

8 June 2013 Last updated at 09:16 BST

Dementia affects more than 600,000 people in the UK - a figure which is set to double over the next 30 years.

While there is no cure for the condition, there have been significant developments in projects to help sufferers.

Reading traditional poetry such as Wordsworth or Keats is thought to be particularly beneficial.

Sophie van Brugen reports.