Living Well with Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term which is used to describe a number of different long-term and progressive conditions that affect the brain. These include:
 

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Fronto-temporal dementia
  • Parkinson’s dementia
  • Mixed dementia (people can be affected by more than one type of dementia)
  • Other rarer types of dementia


While there are similarities experienced by people who have different types of dementia, no two people will experience dementia the same way.   Alzheimer Scotland Factsheets have further information about the types of dementia.

There is a vast range of evidence available to support the relationship between good practice in dementia care, and the relationship between improving quality of life outcomes for people with dementia, their families and carers.

By 2016, all people with dementia who come into contact with Adult Services (Resources) will have access to a high quality, person-centred service provided by highly skilled social care staff.

The strategy sets out the vision to transform the quality of service that people with dementia receive and how they intend to - 

  • Raise awareness of dementia
  • Encourage early diagnosis
  • Provide tailored and person-centred support at every stage of the condition
  • Ensure staff are highly skilled and knowledgeable
  • Take forward the national and local strategies

For the full strategy see the publication section.

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