Have any of you had success in encouraging the person you care for to join groups of this short. When my father in law was diagnosed, the dementia nurse told him that there was a local group where he'd be welcome. He rejected the idea. He's becoming ever more isolated. (This is partly because of hearing loss, and also because he can't remember how to put in his hearing aid.) It seems a bit of a longshot thinking that he might be persuaded to join a group. (Even when well, he was an unsociable man.) But there are things he does enjoy - old films, cakes etc - so we were wondering if it was worth finding out more about our local group's activities.