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Perspectives on ageing with dementia

Dot Weaks et al.

13 February 2012

This Perspectives paper explores the views and experiences of people living with dementia.

Dot Weaks spoke to key group members about the formation, development, challenges and benefits of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) over the past ten years.

Contributors talk about:

  • The challenges and opportunities for those living with dementia, and the ways in which the SDWG has worked to increase awareness.
  • Why people living with dementia are proud to be part of a group that campaigns to improve the lives of people with dementia.
  • The fact that the SDWG has achieved significant policy changes while also providing support, friendship and a sense of camaraderie.
  • Recruiting and supporting members, particularly when they become less able to participate. One member still participates despite living in residential care.

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