Friday, 1 April 2016

Proposals for Scotland’s Dementia Strategy now available

The Scottish Government has published its key priorities for Scotland’s third National Dementia Strategy 2016-19. This has been prepared following extensive discussion and feedback from the series of Dementia Dialogue events held across Scotland between November 2015-January 2016 and written responses.
This paper will form the basis of Scotland’s next three-year National Dementia Strategy which will be published later this year. Some of the key messages from the Scottish Government were to:
  • continue to focus on national and local human-rights based approach to improving dementia diagnosis rates and services
  • continue to national focus on supporting the roll out and embedding of good quality and consistent post-diagnostic support
  • prioritise and design a specific national focus on dementia palliative and end of life care

You can read the full paper online  which also mentions Dementia Carer Voices and how our project helps facilitate direct involvement and experience of people with dementia and their carers in the implementation of policy, and improvements in practice.

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