I can speak for others with dementia who cannot speak for themselves.

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A portrait of James, a member of the Scottish Dementia Working Group

James's background

James was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 1999. He says: "Since then I have been very active in establishing the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG), was Chair for the first six years and am currently Vice Chair. I am a member of the Alzheimer Scotland Council and their International Committee. I am interested in tackling stigma associated with dementia as well as advocacy, ethics and training professionals."

James says: "I have met so many lovely people with dementia and have built up a great circle of acquaintances ... I know if I am not feeling well I just need to say and people will be phoning up to check I'm okay."

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