Coronavirus (COVID-19) - dementia and COVID-19: action plan

This national action plan plan sets out how we will build on our national response to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020 and how we will continue and expand that response in 2021 to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers.

Preventing Dementia

When we think about dementia, one of the best ways we can support everyone in Scotland is to promote behaviours and strategies that will help prevent us developing dementia. Even though all of us are facing unprecedented times in public health, we also want to offer evidence and hope and show our ambition on preventing dementia.

  • Brain Health Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Alzheimer Scotland, is working with the dementia community, including the research community, and will lead the way on brain health awareness and literacy – a public health programme leading to a first national brain health and dementia prevention strategy on 2021.
  • This will be an important first step in crucial long term work to reduce the risk of people developing dementia. Brain Health Scotland is fully supported by the Scotland's research community as well as people with dementia and carers who are part of organised national networks through the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network.

Commitment 21: The Scottish Government is supporting Brain Health Scotland to share and promote knowledge and facilitate and encourage behaviours that evidence tells us will help keep our brains healthy and reduce our risk of developing some forms of dementia.



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