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Results 1–20 of 400 for dementia in the 'Scottish Parliament debates'

Scottish Parliament: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (350th Anniversary) (22 Jan 2020)

Linda Fabiani: ...expedition to Papua New Guinea, a Big Botanics Birthday Party, a gala concert, and the opening of a Garden of Tranquillity, which will provide a safe, peaceful and sensory space for visitors with dementia and their carers; further notes that the Botanics will also exhibit in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Discovery Zone in May 2020, showing how its work will help secure the future of the...

Scottish Parliament: Palliative and End-of-life Care (Research Projections) (8 Jan 2020)

Miles Briggs: ..., the increase in the number of people dying will bring with it an increase of thousands more people each year who need palliative care. We also know that the number of people living and dying with dementia, cancer and frailty will increase considerably and that more and more people will live with multi-morbidities. The challenge in getting the care right for such people is already a...

Scottish Parliament: Free Personal and Nursing Care (East Ayrshire) (18 Dec 2019)

Jeane Freeman: ...conclude in the coming year. I have recently had a useful meeting with Alzheimer Scotland to look at what more we might do in terms of personal care and healthcare for individuals who suffer from dementia. That work will allow us to consider what more we might do in those areas. In order to balance things, we might have to do much of it in a phased way, depending on the overall cost. I am...

Dementia Support (28 Nov 2019)

Dementia Support

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (27 Nov 2019)

Keith Brown: .... The Scottish Government is delivering a fairer Scotland for those dealing with mental health issues at every stage of life—from children who have experienced trauma to older people living with dementia—through an approach that treats them with dignity and respect. If the Liberal Democrats’ motion had recognised that Scotland is leading the way on that across the UK, perhaps it...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland as a Science Nation (26 Nov 2019)

George Adam: ...of Edinburgh, who was able to show me much of the work that they are doing on MS. That will help most neurological conditions, because the clinic currently works on motor neurone disease, MS and dementia. Professor Chandran’s research into MS is really interesting, because he sees it as a gateway to helping those other conditions in the long term. Scotland is a nation of only 5 million...

Scottish Parliament: Neurological Conditions (National Action Plan) (21 Nov 2019)

Joe FitzPatrick: .... I look forward to publishing the plan before the end of this year, to show how we can take forward the actions and priorities by working across a range of policy areas, such as mental health, dementia and strokes.

Scottish Parliament: Television Licences (Over-75s) (21 Nov 2019)

Claire Baker: ...if vulnerable people become more isolated or have mental health issues as a result of a loss of the companionship that TV can provide. There are also particular concerns regarding older people with dementia and how they will be affected. Although some will receive pension credit and thus be eligible for a free licence, an estimated 553,000 older people with dementia in the UK are expected...

Dementia Care (Borders) (14 Nov 2019)

Dementia Care (Borders)

Scottish Parliament: Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Technologies (13 Nov 2019)

Rhoda Grant: ...the better—but it will definitely change them, so we need to make the right choices now to ensure that we will all benefit. I recently attended a conference in the Western Isles on the subject of dementia. One of the speakers there was very knowledgeable in that area. When he developed dementia, he put that knowledge to good use. He is now planning for his future to be spent at home,...

People with Dementia (30 Oct 2019)

People with Dementia

Scottish Parliament: Degenerative Brain Disease (Former Professional Footballers) (29 Oct 2019)

Jeane Freeman: This important Scotland-based study strengthens our understanding of lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers, in particular in the areas of dementia and neurodegenerative disease. It is crucial that all adults and children can participate in football safely and a range of actions have already been taken in Scotland, which was the first country to produce national guidance...

Scottish Parliament: Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (9 Oct 2019)

..., That, under Rule 9.8.5A, the time limit be moved by 30 minutes.—[ Graeme Dey ] Motion agreed to. For the information of people in the gallery, because I know that there is a big reception for Dementia Scotland and others, that means that decision time will be moved back by half an hour. The debate on the bill will not finish until at least half past 8, which means that members’...

Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers (9 Oct 2019)

Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease (Blue Badge Scheme) (26 Sep 2019)

Rachael Hamilton: ...descriptor for the mobility component of the personal independence payment. In 2017, Scotland’s blue badge scheme was extended to include carers and relatives of people with conditions including dementia, autism and Down’s syndrome, but not MND. Waiting times and application difficulties act as barriers to people with MND obtaining a blue badge under the current circumstances. Because...

Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (18 Jun 2019)

Pauline McNeill: ...was lost. At stage 2, the committee supported an amendment in my name that required an analysis to be made, as part of the local development plan, of the extent to which the use of age and dementia-friendly design had helped to meet the housing needs of older people. As a result, under proposed new section 15(2E)(c) of the 1997 act, there will be “an estimate of the new housing for older...

Scottish Parliament: Lung Health (12 Jun 2019)

Brian Whittle: .... That suggests that there is still much work to do in this arena, particularly given that smoking is directly associated with a much higher risk of not only cancers but diabetes, COPD, strokes, dementia and heart disease. We have not managed to have the positive effect that we would all wish to have in those demographics. Life expectancy differentials between different socioeconomic...

Dementia (Alzheimer Scotland Report) (4 Jun 2019)

Dementia (Alzheimer Scotland Report)

Scottish Parliament: International Museum Day 2019 (21 May 2019)

Colin Beattie: ...thoughtful outreach work that takes place at the Highland folk museum. Using the shinty collection and many photographs, stories and songs, the enthusiastic team at the museum meets sufferers of dementia and sheds light on dimming memories of when shinty was a regular part of life in the Highlands. Through the story telling and informal gathering, the social outreach programme has made a...

Scottish Parliament: The Place Principle (14 May 2019)

Gordon Lindhurst: ...that various groups, many of which we as members of the Scottish Parliament will have met, represent specific needs or specific groups of people in our communities. I am pleased to have worked with Dementia Friendly Pentlands, which is a group of people who volunteer in communities in the south-west of Edinburgh. To me, those people resemble the spirit of the place principle, as their goal...


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