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Dementia Awareness Week 2020 and Alzheimer Scotland

EDM (Early Day Motion) 538: tabled on 02 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 1 to 8 June 2020, recognises the vital work of Alzheimer Scotland, Scotland’s national dementia charity, in providing practical and emotional support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families; appreciates the efforts made to ensure the continuing nature of that work during the covid-19 pandemic; acknowledges the particular difficulties and challenges of lockdown for people living with dementia, and their carers; appreciates the imaginative and focussed work of the Alzheimer Scotland staff who are working hard to minimise the additional challenges presented by Covid-19 so that continued support can be provided; notes the ongoing delivery of services and support and the imaginative way alternative delivery methods have been put into place; applauds the teamwork between Alzheimer Scotland, health and care teams, and local volunteers and Dementia Friends, focused on supporting those living with dementia and their carers; and recognises the vital importance of the support provided by Alzheimer Scotland for people in all 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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.