Introduction

The Dementia Strategy for South Ayrshire covers the period of 2018 to 2023. It sets out key strategic outcomes identified through discussions with service users’ representatives, carers, staff, and the South Ayrshire Dementia Strategic Planning Group.

Support will be designed and delivered in ways that:

·         promote preventative activity
·         will ensure that people with dementia get access to appropriate and timely interventions
·         address environmental issues to better support people with dementia
·         examine how care pathways might be adapted to better support those with dementia
·         provide options in the way people can choose to receive support;
·         ensure that the needs of carers are fully considered; and
·         protect people with dementia from harm.

The Strategic Planning Group (part of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership) developed this strategy and its associated implementation plan with support from local and national partners. It reflects on needs and services for those with dementia in light of  Scotland's National Dementia Strategy 2017-2020 and analysis of local demographics and demands.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our survey and provide comments which will inform the Dementia Strategy going forward.

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