Useful resources

Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC)

Based at the University of Stirling, DSDC is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. They provide a range of resources based on up-to-date research and practice.

Scottish Dementia Strategy (first and second)

The first strategy was introduced in 2010 and resulted in an increase in diagnosis rates for people with dementia in Scotland. Scotland’s second national strategy was launched on 3 June 2013 and focused on post diagnostic support and person centred care. The third strategy, launched in June 2017, outlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to continuing to improve upon both of the above areas with emphasis on a flexible approach to addressing individual needs.

The 8 Pillars Model of Community Support

The 8 Pillars Model aims to build the resilience of people with dementia and their carers to enable them to live in the community for as long as possible.

Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide

The Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide, developed by Alzheimer’s Society, gives best practice advice on how to create a dementia-friendly community in rural areas and shares successful case studies from across the country. It was created in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Rural Dementia Task and Finish Group, a group of organisations, individuals and rural experts, including DFC Founder/Chair Ann Pascoe.