United Kingdom (Scotland)
National Dementia Plans
The Scottish government published the first-ever national dementia strategy on 1 June 2010. It has a timeframe of 3 years. On 6 June 2011, the report 'One Year On' was published by the dementia strategy's Implementation and Monitoring Group (see download below). The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, marked the first annivesary of the National Dementia Strategy by launching two documents on care standards for dementia (see below) and on a framework for staff working with people with dementia. (Please see her speech at the Alzheimer Scotland conference on 6 June 2011 below).
The government had first announced that dementia would be a national priority in 1997, but following a report published in May 2009 which called for the improvement of care in care homes for people with dementia (published by the Mental Welfare Commission and Care Commission,) a wide-ranging consultation has taken place (which closed 16 November 2009) in order to develop a comprehensive dementia strategy. The Consulation covered five aspects of dementia in Scotland - a)Treatment and Managing Behaviour b)Assessment, Diagnosis and Patient Pathways, c) Improving the general service response to dementia, d) Rights, Dignity and Personalisation and e) health Improvement, Public Attitudes and Stigma.
Please see the Strategy ( Scotland's National Dementia Strategy ) on the Scottish government's website.
Last Updated: mercredi 14 mars 2012