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Special support is offered to dementia sufferers in Scotland

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2687 (Published 12 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2687
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Everyone newly diagnosed with dementia in Scotland is to be guaranteed at least a year’s support in what is said to be one of the first commitments of its kind in the world.

It is part of a wider programme of improvements to dementia care which has seen 100 dementia champions trained to work in Scottish hospitals and the appointment of specialist dementia nurses across the country.

Scotland already outperforms other parts of the UK in diagnosing dementia. A report earlier this year …

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