Post-Diagnostic Dementia Support in Scotland (Lewy Body Society / Alzheimer Scotland)


From late March 2013 onwards, a national commitment to support people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland will involve a named support worker tailoring care plans to help people with dementia and their families. The intention is to supply help and advice to assist families to understand the illness, manage symptoms and plan for the future.

The commitment is based on Alzheimer Scotland’s Five Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support.

Read more: World-leading commitment to post-diagnostic dementia support in Scotland. Lewy Body Society.

Five Pillars of Post-Diagnostic Support

The Five Pillars Model, briefly, involves the provision of:

  1. Help to understand the illness and how to manage symptoms.
  2. Support for people with dementia to stay connected to their community.
  3. Peer support from other people with dementia and their families / carers.
  4. Help to make plans for future decision-making.
  5. Support for people with dementia to plan the shape of their future care (from their own perspective).

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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