There are approximately 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland.

The experience of the illness is subjective and unique to each individual. Effectively tackling the symptoms of dementia requires a coordinated range of health and social care interventions.

Alzheimer Scotland's primary aims are to:

  • Represent the views and interests of people living with dementia, their families and carers to policy makers and elected officials.
  • Influence public policies which have an impact on the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Promote the need for high quality services for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Ensure that the development and delivery of public policies are done so in a person centred way which and respects the rights of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Some of the ways we aim to influence change:

  • Meet with Scottish Government Ministers and key civil servants.
  • Provide evidence to Scottish Parliamentary Committees.
  • Actively participate and contribute to Scottish Parliament Cross Party Groups.
  • Campaign to gain the support of elected officials at a local, national and European level.
  • Respond to public consultations.
  • Work with the media.
  • Carry out and commission research studies.
  • Publish evidence based reports.
  • Engage and work with partner organisations who have common aims at a local, national and international level.
  • Hold conferences and seminars.

General Election Campaign 2015

In the run up to the UK General Election On 7 May 2015, Alzheimer Scotland asked candidates standing to become button dementia rightsMembers of Parliament (MPs) to sign up to our #AlzScot2015 General Election pledge, showing their support for the 90,000 people in Scotland who are living with dementia.

You can find out more about the pledge, the campaign and the candidates who pledged by clicking this link.

If you would like further information on our campaigning work, please contact:

Owen Miller, Policy Officer

Email: PublicPolicy@AlzScot.Org

Telephone: 0131 243 1453

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