Scotland consults on first dementia strategy

Scotland's first dementia strategy will be published before the end of the year.

Over the summer a wide-ranging consultation will gather the views of people with dementia and all those involved in their care about what should be included in the strategy.

Recommendations from a specialist Dementia Forum, including the Mental Welfare Commission, Alzheimer Scotland, the Care Commission and Age Concern and Help The Aged, will also help shape the strategy.

Shona Robison, Scotland’s public health minister, said: ‘We have already put in place a range of measures to improve care, including staff training, post-diagnosis support and help to allow people to spot and respond quickly to the early signs of dementia.

‘Our dementia strategy will build on this, recognising that there is much more that can be done. The strategy will ensure we deliver the dementia care that people need and deserve.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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