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Rural life may have its attractions, particularly in Scotland’s most beautiful areas, but there may be a price to pay. This article presents the problems of living in remote areas. Rural Scotland tends to have a greater proportion of elderly people in rural areas and so a great incidence of dementia.

This article, pages 8 and 9, covers news and views from the second national service user involvement conference in Birmingham. Using results of a consultation at the event, DDN looks at whether service users had been offered choices about treatment - and whether those choices had worked well for them.