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DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK - SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1341: tabled on 05 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Dementia Awareness Week Scotland takes place from 4 to 10 June 2018; understands that Scotland's Third National Dementia Strategy (2017-2020) builds on work carried out since dementia was prioritised by the Scottish Government 10 years ago, focusing on diagnosis, support and coordination; recognises that over 90,000 people are living with dementia in Scotland; appreciates that a diagnosis changes the lives of not only a person with dementia, but also their family and friends; further understands that it is vital that people living with dementia feel recognised, valued and supported in their local communities; realises that people can live well with dementia with the right information, care and support; applauds the excellent work of Alzheimer Scotland, particularly in North Ayrshire where admirable work is undertaken to support those directly and indirectly affected by dementia; notes the significant benefits delivered by the Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia Friends initiatives; wholeheartedly thanks the families and carers whose tireless efforts make such a significant difference; and encourages everyone to learn more about dementia, in order to promote wider understanding of this condition in our wider communities.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.