The number above is set to double over the course of the next 25 years and Scotland is preparing now by putting in place new standards of national care and committed to continuing to support dementia research.
The new strategy will detail specific actions to improve the care and treatment of people with dementia such as focussing on better hospital care and giving more support after diagnosis.
Alzheimer Scotland has welcomed the new national strategy and has said it is a definite step towards tackling the many difficulties that sufferers and their families face.
Shona Robinson, Public Health Minister said “This strategy – Scotland’s first – is desperately needed. This strategy is a strong start – now is the time for real action on dementia.”
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