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.
Three main priorities have been identified:
- Continuing timely, person-centred and consistent treatment and care for people living with dementia and their carers, in all settings
- More progress on the provision of support after diagnosis and throughout the disease, taking account of individual needs and circumstances
- Responding to the increasing proportion of older people developing dementia later in life, often alongside other chronic conditions.