The first time I took John to one of these groups he took fright at so many people much further down the dementia road. We made a swift exit to the pub for lunch. However I decided to give it another go as he is a wee bit further down that road now himself. Today we timed it so that there would be no hanging about before the start and the singing began as soon as we arrived. Hilarious! Everyone sang their hearts out and the old lady near me banged her maracas so hard the balls flew across the floor. The best choir on the south side of Glasgow. John joined in "singing like a lintie" as we say here. Needless to say there was a star. Harry stood up and told a couple of good jokes then sang "some enchanted evening" beautifully. Good reminder of the talents some people can hang onto. Interesting to me that John has not mentioned those who were clearly more severe cases. Perhaps he is less aware already. I would strongly recommend going to as many groups as you can as socialising lifts your spirits.