Alzheimer Scotland aims to influence decision-making - locally and nationally - for the benefit of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Find out how you can get involved, so together we can ensure nobody faces dementia alone.
Whether you're helping us raise awareness about an important issue, taking part in our campaigning during a local or national election, or meeting with decision-makers and elected officials - our campaigning is always more effective, more persuasive and more meaningful when it comes from people sharing their own experience.
What we campaign on your right to:
A timely diagnosis and structured support in the first year after diagnosis
Support to live well with dementia, or as a carer of someone with dementia, in your local community
Good quality healthcare, from professionals who understand dementia and who will listen to both you and your carer about your care needs
Support to manage all the health and care needs of advanced dementia and end of life with dementia.
Alzheimer Scotland has more than 20 campaigning groups of people with dementia and carers across Scotland, who drive our campaigning work locally, informed by lived experience. They raise awareness, campaign on key issues and work with local decision-makers to help shape and improve dementia care and support.
If you would like to find out if there is a campaigning group in your area, please contact your Dementia Advisor. You can find out who that is by clicking this link.
Alzheimer Scotland is committed influencing policy and legislation that impacts on the experience of living with dementia in Scotland. You can get directly involved in this vital work by participating in one of our two national campaigning groups.
If you are a person with dementia:
Read about the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) - the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland. The group is run for, and by, people with dementia.
Find out more about the Scottish Dementia Working Group.
If you care for, or previously cared for a person with dementia:
Learn about Alzheimer Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) - a national campaigning and awareness raising group whose members all have experience of caring for someone with dementia.
Find out more about the National Dementia Carers Action Network