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.