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Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16

The Scottish Government Country Resources Neurological disorders including dementia Scotland 2013 Policy document community, dementia, elderly care, strategy

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This is Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy. The first was published in 2010 and focused on improving the quality of dementia services through more timely diagnosis and on better care and treatment, particularly in hospital settings. It began the process of the transformation of care across all sectors in anticipation of the growing number of people with dementia. This activity is aligned with the 2020 vision for health and care in Scotland, which will work to enable all people, including those with dementia, to live well for longer at home or in a homely setting. This will be backed by an integrated health and care system with a focus on areas like supported self-management and on ensuring community-based health treatment wherever and whenever possible.


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