Facing Dementia Together – piloting dementia post-diagnostic support in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire
Posted 14 May, 2012
Alzheimer Scotland’s Facing Dementia Together post diagnostic pilot project was funded by the Scottish Government for February 2009 to June 2011. Working in partnership with East Renfrewshire CHCP, Renfrewshire CHP, and Renfrewshire Council, the project set out to provide support to people who had recently received a diagnosis of early stage dementia, and their families.
The project demonstrated that there are five key pillars of post-diagnostic support which are all essential in a post-diagnostic service:
- understanding the illness and managing symptoms
- supporting community connections
- peer support
- planning for future care
- planning for future decision-making.
The project was evaluated by Dementia Services Development Centre and an evaluation report is available from the Scottish Government (doc).