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Scotland's National Dementia Strategy

DescriptionScotland's National Dementia Strategy
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 06, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 9534 9
DPPAS 10444

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Foreword by Shona Robison MSP Minister for Public Health and Sport

Foreword by Councillor Ronnie McColl COSLA spokesperson on Health and Wellbeing

Foreword by Henry Simmons Chief Executive Alzheimer Scotland

Foreword by Edward McLaughlin Chair, The Scottish Dementia Working Group

Executive Overview


Action Since 2007

The Rights of People with Dementia and their Carers

Preparation of this Strategy

The Challenge

Five Key Challenges

Transformational Change to Deliver World Class Dementia Care and Treatment in Scotland

Our Model for Change
Key Service Delivery Area: Improved Post-Diagnostic Information and Support
Key Service Delivery Area: Care in General Hospital settings, including alternatives to admission

Actions to Support the Change Programme
I Common Standards of Care for Dementia
II A skills and Knowledge Framework for Dementia
III Integrated Support for Change
IV Improved Management and Outcome Information
V Continued work on Diagnosis
VI Better response to behaviours that staff and carers find challenging
VII Accelerated Implementation of the Dementia Integrated Care Pathway
VIII Continued action to support dementia research

Monitoring Implementation of the Strategy