Our Labours Of Love
Our Labours Of Love
Three women reveal the emotional reasons behind why they took up their incredible hobbies
Kate Chapman

‘It gave me a way of coping’

Jenni Dutton, 68, lives in Wiveliscombe, Somerset When my mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2008, I realised I was going to be heavily involved in her care. I gave up my art studio and worked from home to be closer to her, and began researching ways families could deal with the illness.

As I began to get more of an understanding of how dementia manifests itself, my mother and I started to explore ways of engaging with the past, often looking at old photo albums.

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January 21, 2020