What is SDWG?
The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning group, led by people with dementia. We are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland, and we campaign to improve services and challenge stigma.
We are funded by Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Government.
The SDWG Committee meet regularly with Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland to keep up to date with what is happening in Alzheimer Scotland and to explore potential areas for joint work. The SDWG also meet with the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Minister once a year to ask relevant questions and advance campaigning priorities.
We are a friendly group led by, and for, people with dementia. We have an elected committee and dedicated members of staff who support the group’s activities. We welcome anyone living in Scotland who is diagnosed with dementia. The only requirement for membership is that you would like to meet other people with dementia to discuss things that really matter to you.