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Overhaul of dementia services

A new strategy for people with dementia in the Scottish Borders will allow them to have a better quality of life, according to NHS bosses. Services for people with dementia and their carers have been redesigned, with the focus now on care at home rather than in hospital.

It comes after Borders General Hospital was criticised for having a non-dementia friendly environment. Health chiefs say it's important that they provide more care at home, and that people know what is available to them. Jenny Longden reports:

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New dementia services for Scottish Borders

A new strategy for people with dementia in the Scottish Borders will allow them to have a better quality of life, according to NHS Border chiefs. Services for people with dementia and their carers have been redesigned, with a focus on more care at home rather than in hospital.

It comes just months after Borders General Hospital was criticised for having a non-dementia friendly environment. Health chiefs say it's important that they provide more care at home, and that people know what is available to them.

Dementia services get new strategy

NHS Borders will launch a new strategy for their dementia services. They have been working with the council and Alzheimer Scotland to redesign dementia services for better outcomes for those suffering form the condition and their carers.

The changes follow stinging criticism by inspectors of NHS Borders' care for dementia sufferers,