Dementia Is 'The Biggest Health and Social Care Challenge' Society Faces in Scotland

By McCall, Chris | The Scotsman, March 16, 2017 | Go to article overview

Dementia Is 'The Biggest Health and Social Care Challenge' Society Faces in Scotland


McCall, Chris, The Scotsman


The growing number of Scots living well into old age has made dementia "the biggest health and social care challenge" faced by society, a charityhas warned.

Deaths in Scotland from Alzheimer's disease rose by 10.5 per cent last year to 1,963, despite a 10 per cent fall in other dementia-related deaths to 3,603, according to official figures released by the National Records of Scotland.

Alzheimer's, a degenerative and incurable condition, is thought to cause around 50 to 70 per cent of all dementia cases. Symptoms include impaired thought, impaired speech, and confusion.

Dementia is an umbrella term for aset of symptoms, including impaired thinking and memory, that can be caused by issues other than Alzheimer's such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

There are around 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and it is estimated that 20,000 people willbediagnosed with thecondition each year by 2020.

The Scottish Government is due to publish a National Dementia Strategy in the coming weeks.

Amy Dalrymple, head of policy at Alzheimer Scotland, said: "Dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge faced by society today.

"The rise in the number of deaths recorded could also be attributed to more accurate recordings of death due to the illness. We welcome this move as this will help us further understand the scale and challenge of dementia.

"Scotland has been at the forefront of improving support for people newlydiagnosed with dementia, through the Scottish Government's one year guarantee of post-diagnostic support, based on a model developed by Alzheimer Scotland.

"Going forward we will continue to work with the Scottish Government and partners to ensure timely and consistentlyhigh quality postdiagnostic support is available for every person who receives a diagnosis across Scotland. …

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