Alzheimer Scotland publishes long-term care findings


On 27 May, Alzheimer Scotland published the findings of its Commission on the Future of Long-Term Care in Scotland. The Commission identified a clear lack of strategic planning and commissioning OF long-term care, with no national or local plans for addressing the current and future needs of people with dementia, and more specifically, people with advanced dementia. The report sets out 16 recommendations to deliver a comprehensive and ethical commissioning strategy for long-term care, whilst also exploring a range of alternative models and approaches. Additionally, the report challenges the Scottish Government to re-think how to fund and pay for care, now and in the future. The recommendations are intended as a roadmap to transform long-term care, with a focus on delivering fairness and equality in the system, to meet the needs of people living with dementia in Scotland. The full report is available at: