The camaraderie ... gives you a real lift.

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Portrait of Rose, a member of the Scottish Dementia Working Group

Rose's background

Rose belongs to a group in Hamilton. She says: "I come along to see what people with the same illness, what is going on with them."

Edward finds that being part of a group, "reinforces my own conviction that it's an illness you can challenge and you can beat ... you've still got the condition but you find a new road and you establish a new life".

For Robert, "all these lovely people have a common denominator and it is the greatest pleasing thing if I can help somebody else. It gives you a great feeling from the heart; sometimes I get quite emotional about it, to draw somebody out that doesn't want to talk and all of a sudden they start, that is the therapy of being involved in a group."

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