Ahead of the Scottish General Election on Thursday 6 May, Alzheimer Scotland will be asking our members and supporters to contact their candidates to sign a pledge to deliver Fair Dementia Care for people with advanced dementia. 

Alzheimer Scotland is calling on candidates from all political parties to end the inequities people with advanced dementia face, and pledge to deliver Fair Dementia Care by committing to:   

  • Ensuring that every person with advanced dementia, living in a care home, has an individual assessment of their health and nursing care needs.   

  • Support an increase in Free Personal and Nursing Care payments to a level which is equal to the actual cost of the care people with advanced dementia need.   

To read more about the history of our campaign, click on the links below. To find out who your candidates are, visit https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/

We have also created a short survey to help us further understand just some of the issues that have arisen through the Fair Dementia Care campaign. If you have had experiences of paying for care, we would really appreciate 5 minutes of your time to complete it. You can access the survey here. 

You can keep up with the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. #FairDementiaCare.

 

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