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.


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.