Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy builds upon and develops the first one published in 2010. A total of 17 commitments are specified, with the intention of improving: the quality of dementia services, timely diagnosis rates and standards of care and treatment in hospital and in the community. The broader 2020 vision for health and care in Scotland aims to enable all people to live well at home, or in a homely setting, for longer. Integrated health and care remains a priority, as do self-management and community-based treatments.
Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government, April 2013.