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For nursing home residents, having a good life means being able to exercise voice, choice and control. However, many residents have dementia and so experience a cognitive and physical decline that is not only distressing for themselves and their families, but also requires staff to become creative in their approach to care. This article describes how a creative writing group was set up in a nursing home in Scotland, with benefits for residents, staff and families.