A national conversation to inform a new Dementia Strategy

Closed 5 Dec 2022

Opened 30 Sep 2022


We want a national conversation with everyone interested in what a new Dementia Strategy for Scotland should look like.

To help inform your response, we have put together a short discusssion paper. Please read this before responding.

We have also created an audio version of this document to ensure this Conversation is accessible to a wide range of communities.

This platform enables a written response, but we will also hold online discussions, which you can sign up for below. We are also keen for opportunities to meet in-person with you and your communities, so please get in touch.

Why your views matter

To be able to tell a 'new story' for dementia policy, we need the widest possible range of views from everyone with an interest in the lives of people living with dementia.

We want this to be as open as possible, and your responses will enable us to develop a Strategy that covers all aspects of life for someone with this condition.

To submit a written response, click the 'Respond to our National Conversation here' button below. 

If you would like to submit your repsonse in a different format, please get in touch with the Dementia Policy Unit for further details.

What happens next

All responses will be collated and analysed.

We will continue to engage with interested people, groups and organisations prior to and following the publication of the Strategy on how we can deliver on its proposed outcomes.

We will also work with our National Dementia Lived Experience Panel to develop responses into a fully-formed, outcomes focused Strategy. Our target date for publication is April 2023.


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