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.

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New strategy for dementia services

After stinging criticism by inspectors of its care for dementia sufferers, NHS Borders and SBC will reveal a new strategy for dealing with people with dementia and their carers.