Dementia strategy engagement

We are seeking to engage with anyone with an interest in dementia locally on the development of a new dementia strategy for Aberdeenshire. Your views will help shape the new strategy.

Support and services for people living with dementia and their unpaid carers is provided by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP).

Scotland's national dementia strategy 2017 to 2020 states:

“Our shared vision is of a Scotland where people with dementia and those who care for them have access to timely, skilled and well-coordinated support from diagnosis to end of life which helps achieve the outcomes that matter to them.”

With this in mind we are keen gather views on 4 main areas of dementia support and services:

  1. Getting a diagnosis of dementia
  2. Living well with dementia
  3. Care and support
  4. Support for unpaid carers and families of people with dementia

We would like you to be involved in determining what our priorities should be on dementia. We want the views of people living with dementia and their unpaid carers to be at the centre of decision making for the next dementia strategy.

We will use the information gathered for discussions with professional staff across AHSCP, as well as colleagues in the wider NHS, Aberdeenshire Council, the independent and third sector organisations and interested community members. The information from this engagement will help shape our dementia strategy for 2020 to 2024.

We will keep you up to date on our progress on this page.


How you can have your say

Engagement on the dementia strategy is taking place over summer 2019. We are now in the final stages of this engagement.

There are different ways you can be involved:

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Survey

The Aberdeenshire dementia strategy survey has now closed. The results will be published on this page at a later date.


Facilitated sessions

Group discussions for people living with dementia and unpaid carers were held in July 2019.

Facilitated sessions were also offered to local groups, care homes and care providers.


Workshop sessions

Group workshops for interested professionals, care providers and community members to engage on the development of the strategy.

There are 3 bookable sessions:


Email us at integration@aberdeenshire.gov.uk if you have any questions about this engagement.

Supporting information

Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy

Connecting people, connecting support

Focus on Dementia