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Perspectives on ageing with dementia

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

Written by:
Dot Weaks et al.
Date published:

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.