'It was sharing an experience that was interesting. It made me connect to people again.'
Men engage with the right catalyst. 'I was an engineer, so am interested in control.'
Dementia and language difficulties. 'A lovely thing about art; you don't need to talk.'
Lifting spirits meaningfully is key. Sharing illness without focusing on it is helpful.
'I'm glad. Without it there'd be very little to discuss. There's substance to it.'
There was a different mood; focused. It removed some of the typical stress and anxiety.