5 Pillar Model of Post Diagnostic Support

Every person with a new diagnosis of dementia in Scotland is entitled to a minimum of one year of Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) from a named person who will work alongside the person and those close to them.

The 5 Pillars Model provides a framework for people living with dementia, their families and carers with the tools, connections, resources and plans to allow them to live as well as possible with dementia and prepare for the future.

Alzheimer Scotland's 5 Pillar of Post Diagnostic Support
Alzheimer Scotland's 5 Pillar of Post Diagnostic Support

This film clip shows the impact that good Post Diagnostic Support has for people diagnosed with dementia and their families.

Benefit of receiving Post Diagnostic Support

Alzheimer Scotland campaign for every person with dementia to have timely access to high quality post-diagnostic support. If this has not been your experience, or you have been unable to access post-diagnostic support, contact our Policy team, via [email protected] or call our Freephone 24 hour Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000 to find out how you can support our ongoing campaigning efforts.