We have a long history of supporting people with learning disabilities who develop dementia and will often have supported people for many years prior to their dementia diagnosis.
More recently, we have begun to support people with dementia who do not have a learning disability with the overall number of people with dementia we support steadily increasing.
Our support recognises the importance of enabling the person to maintain their independence and life skills, whilst complementing any support they from others. We have considerable experience of adapting each person’s support as their needs change, and of providing end of life care and support. We are committed to enabling people to live in the familiarity of their own home for as long as they are able to.
Teams have access to specialist training and staff working alongside people who may be at an increased risk of developing dementia receive awareness-raising training to 'Dementia Informed' level.
In 'Related Links' below you will find our organisational strategy, which is aligned to the Scottish Government's 'National Dementia Strategy 2013-2016' and the 'Charter of Rights of People with Dementia and their Carers in Scotland'. Also in Related Links are a number of resources to accompany our Dementia Strategy, including a booklet for families which outlines our approach to supporting people with dementia and a brief summary of the strategy.