Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia is Scotland’s leading specialist dementia charity, working to improve the lives and opportunities of everyone affected by dementia. We aim to be Scotland’s foremost provider of dementia support services and information and to be a leading force for change.
Our work and campaigning activity is informed by our 7,000 members and delivered by over 1,100 dedicated staff and 700 committed volunteers.
What do we do?
We provide direct care services, therapeutic activities and support to people with dementia and their families and carers from more than 60 sites around Scotland. We also campaign to improve public policies and services for people with dementia and their partners, families and carers.
Our specialist dementia services provide personalised support designed around each individual’s abilities and interests.
Both locally and nationally, Alzheimer Scotland represents people with dementia and their carers at every level. We campaign for:
• increased and more flexible services
• higher standards of care
• improved protection for the legal and human rights of people with dementia
• greater financial help.
Working with our members, people with dementia and their carers, we lobby to influence local and national government policies and constantly monitor their impact. We also support the activities of the National Dementia Carers Action Network (a national campaigning and awareness-raising group whose members all have experience of caring for someone with dementia).and the Scottish Dementia Working Group (a national campaigning and awareness-raising group whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia).
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