Why it’s important? 

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia will increase; we expect the number to double over the next 25 years.


Toolkits guidance or resources

Online post-diagnosis support tool by NHS Lanarkshire

The online resource provides people living with dementia, their familes and carers with the tools, connections, resources and plans to allow them to live as well as possible with dementia and prepare for the future.



Dementia Post-diagnostic Support

A revised dataset, definitions and guidance document was issued in November 2018 to be effective from 1 April 2019, to improve the consistency of post-diagnosis support information.

Visit ISD Scotland Dementia Post-Diagnosis Support webpages for definitions and recording guidance.

For information on the Dementia Benchmarking toolkit see the Quality Indicators web pages.

For more information on data sources visit ScotPho Dementia pages.


Learning from others

For RCGP Members: iSPACE Dementia Friendly GP surgeries

Case study only accessible with and RCGP membership. iSPACE is a quality improvement and innovation programme that aims to improve the pathway of patients with dementia and their carers through GP surgeries.


National programmes

Focus on Dementia in the ihub are leading on a number of programmes, including improving post-diagnosis support



Post Diagnosis Support Network (online)

This is a community for people who are involved or who has an interest in Supporting people through a diagnosis of Dementia and Post Diagnostic Support.