“An ageing population and the resulting projected growth in dementia will pose a particular set of challenges to the health and social care system in Scotland over the coming decades. In order to meet these challenges we need to start removing the barriers which currently prevent people with dementia from accessing high quality end of life care.”
This is the conclusion of a far reaching report by Marie Curie Cancer Care published in February. Stonehaven is part of a pilot in Aberdeenshire, to help the town become a dementia friendly community.
“A Dementia friendly community is a community where businesses, shops, services, facilities and groups are welcoming, supportive and inclusive for people with dementia and their carers.”
Want to know more, contact Moira Watson on 07879 551831.
To read the full report from Marie Curie Cancer Care, click here.