The Scottish Government has published an updated national dementia strategy.
The Scottish Government has published a new dementia strategy which aims to transform services to ensure people with dementia get the support they need, at all ages and stages of the condition.
The Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt MSP, launched the strategy while meeting representatives of the Scottish Dementia Working Group at a GP practice in Portobello, one of the first in Scotland to run post diagnostic support for dementia in a primary care setting.
Three key priorities have been identified under the new three-year strategy
- Continuing timely, person centred and consistent treatment and care for people living with dementia and their carers, in all setting
- More progress on the provision of support after diagnosis and throughout the disease, taking account of individual needs and circumstance
- Responding to the increasing proportion of older people developing dementia later in life, often alongside other chronic conditions