Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today committed his party to supporting Alzheimer Scotland’s Fair Dementia Care campaign, warning that “far too often patients and their families are finding themselves on a carousel of emergency room visits, hospital trips and inadequate care services.”
The campaign calls for people with advanced dementia to get access to the health and nursing care they need, as they would if they had any other illness and ensure that people with dementia would cease to be subject to the disproportionate care charging burden they currently face.
Commenting on the campaign, Mr Rennie said:
“Scottish Liberal Democrats are committed to ensuring that people with advanced dementia have equality of access to the expert health and nursing care that they need. This means finally ending care charges for the personal care of people with dementia
“Far too often patients and their families are finding themselves on a carousel of emergency room visits, hospital trips and inadequate care services.
“Everyone deserves to live with dignity. That means ensuring that fair dementia care is put in place. I hope that all parties will commit to making this a reality.”