Yesterday (22 January) Alzheimer Scotland launched their new report, Delivering Fair Dementia Care For People with Advanced Dementia.

It seeks to urgently address the inequalities that people living with advanced dementia face every day under the current social care model.

The report calls for the Scottish Government, local government and health boards to accept and recognise that people with advanced dementia must have the equality of access to free health care on a par with people who are living with other progressive and terminal illnesses. The report also highlights the current complexity, variability and lack of transparency in social care charging policies across Scotland.

Alzheimer Scotland will be campaigning over the coming months for these decision makers to take the report’s recommendations on board and act on them.