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'Bird counting helped deal with mum’s dementia'

7 February 2015 Last updated at 06:02 GMT

A BBC Radio 4 listener has explained how counting birds has brought her closer to her mother, who has dementia.

Susan Andrews, who lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, says her mother Sheila's memory loss has impacted on the pair's relationship.

Ms Andrews told the iPM programme that she found that watching birds together for an hour was a good way for the two to connect.

She explained how it had been something that they had done together every year before Sheila had been diagnosed with the disease.

iPM is on BBC Radio 4 at 05:45GMT on Saturdays and available on BBC iPlayer.

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