National dementia strategy: 2017-2020

Our new strategy builds on progress over the last decade in transforming services and improving outcomes for people affected by dementia.


1. Scottish Government, Estimated and Projected Diagnosis Rates for Dementia in Scotland 2014-2020 (Edinburgh, 2016),

2. Ibid.

3. Scottish Government, Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers (Edinburgh, 2011),

4. Scottish Government, National health and wellbeing outcomes,

5. Scottish Government, Self-directed Support Strategy 2010-2020, Implementation Plan 2016-2018 (Edinburgh, 2016),

6. Scottish Government, Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (Edinburgh, 2015),

7. Scottish Government, Age, Home And Community: A Strategy For Housing For Scotland's Older People: 2012 - 2021 (Edinburgh, 2011),

8. The system of HEAT Standards and Targets has been replaced by Local Delivery Plan ( LDP) Standards, with the vast majority of LDP Standards being former HEAT targets, including dementia post-diagnostic support. See

9. Alzheimer Scotland, 5 Pillars Model of Post Diagnostic Support,

10. Scottish Government, Estimated and Project Diagnosis Rates,

11. Alzheimer Scotland, 8 Pillars Model of Community Support,

12. Alzheimer Scotland, Advanced Dementia Practice Model,

13. Blake Stevenson Ltd, Evaluation of the effectiveness of the "8 Pillars" model of home-based support (Edinburgh, 2017),

14. Alliance Scotland, Scotland's House of Care,

15. 10-Point National Action Plan,; Scottish Government, Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland: Action to support the change programme, Scotland's National Dementia Strategy (Edinburgh, 2011),

16. Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Dignity and respect: dementia continuing care visits (Edinburgh, 2014),

17. Scottish Government et al, Technology Charter for People Living with Dementia in Scotland (2015),

18. Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, House and Dementia Programme (Phase 2) Mapping Dementia Pathways: the Role of Housing Professionals,

19. Life Changes Trust, Dementia Friendly Communities in Scotland Report 2 - The First Year: April 2015 - March 2016 (Glasgow),

20. NHS Health Scotland, Dementia and Equality - Meeting the challenge in Scotland (Edinburgh, 2016),

21. Bruce Guthrie et al, 'Differential Impact of Two Risk Communications on Antipsychotic Prescribing to People with Dementia in Scotland: Segmented Regression Time Series Analysis 2011-2011' PLoS One 8 (7) (2013),

22. SIGN 86 was withdrawn by SIGN in 2016 in accordance with their quality assurance rules. Any individual or body can make a proposal for consideration by SIGN on a fresh guideline, or a guideline on specific elements of clinical dementia care.


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