Scotland’s third national dementia strategy 2017-2020 launched

The Scottish Government recently published Scotland’s third national dementia strategy. The strategy for 2017-2020 was produced in collaboration with colleagues from across health, ... Continue Reading →

What it means to be a Dementia Ambassador at Balhousie Care Group

With the number of people living with dementia continuing to rise, the impact on care homes is real. For Balhousie Care Group, it has meant recruiting staff to become Dementia Ambassadors. ... Continue Reading →

Family member reaches dementia skilled level in Promoting Excellence

  Jack Gardener, whose wife Jean is a resident at Balhousie Forth View Care Home in Fife, has become the first family member of a resident in a Balhousie care home to reach dementia ... Continue Reading →

New Assessor Guidance for Dementia Skilled Resource

We have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benefit from the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice resource. If you are ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors making an impact

More than 800 Dementia Ambassadors across social services are helping improve the quality of life for people living with dementia, their families and carers across Scotland. Dementia ... Continue Reading →

SSSC resources for dementia care

Do you know about our resources for people working with people who have dementia? We work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and other partners to make sure social service workers ... Continue Reading →

Increasing understanding at Perth Dementia Friends session

Since becoming a Dementia Ambassador at the end of 2015 Tracey Chisholm has been continuing to improve the experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers.   Tracey ... Continue Reading →

Showcasing dementia learning in social services

We have published a second Promoting Excellence and its impact on social service settings booklet with support from six social care organisations and the Care Inspectorate. The new ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 700 Dementia Champions in Scotland

National conference and graduation for Cohort 7 Dementia Champions The number of Dementia Champions in Scotland will rise to over 700 today (Wednesday, 15 March 2017) as 102 NHS Scotland ... Continue Reading →

Calling all Dementia Ambassadors

Tell us how you are helping the people you support. Are you a Dementia Ambassador or do you have Dementia Ambassadors in your organisation? We are reviewing the work of Dementia Ambassadors, ... Continue Reading →