Whether through awareness raising, campaigning during an election or meeting with decision-makers and elected officials, our campaigning work is always more effective, more persuasive and more meaningful when it comes from people sharing their lived experience.
Alzheimer Scotland has more than 20 campaigning of people with dementia and carers Scotland, who are involved with our public policy work locally.
Each group works differently, setting their own priorities and interest on which they want to campaign. Some groups primarily are interested in awareness raising in their locality, whilst some focus on contributing to Alzheimer Scotland's internal work.
If you would like to find out if there is a campaigning group in your area, please contact the Dementia Advisor in your area. You can find out who that is by clicking this link.
If you are a person with dementia
You may be interested in the work of 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
Alzheimer Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) is 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