Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, on the Hamilton Campus are offering staff and students the opportunity to help shape the direction of the next dementia strategy in Scotland. If you have experience of dementia – as a family member, friend, carer, student, researcher, or as a health, social care or housing professional – we particularly welcome your views and participation in this event. Dr Karen Watchman, Depute Director of the Centre said ‘Dementia Dialogue consultation events such as this have been taking place across Scotland. We are delighted to be able to offer a perspective from our staff and students and urge anyone who has personal or professional experience of supporting a person with dementia to come along. ’
The Dialogue event will take place on Monday 7th December 2015, 10.00 -12.00. Tea and coffee available from 9.30am
It will be held on the 1st floor, Caird Building, Hamilton Campus, UWS, ML3 0JB
To book this free event please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-dementia-dialogue-consultation-event-tickets-19636549448
Scotland’s 2nd National Dementia Strategy was launched in 2013 with the aim of continuing to improve diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support, ensuring the highest quality of care and support for people with dementia at every stage of the illness, improving service response in acute care and supporting the growth of dementia-friendly communities.
The Scottish Government is now reviewing the progress of that strategy and a 3rd National Dementia Strategy for Scotland will be produced in 2016. The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at Hamilton Campus, have arranged this event to complement others held across Scotland in order for participants to feed directly into the next strategy.
The Dementia Dialogue events are developed in partnership with the Scottish Government, Alzheimer Scotland, the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network.