Innovative dementia practices in Fife were highlighted at a unique conference in Dunfermline last week.
The free event was open to staff from agencies in Fife, the independent and voluntary sector, people with dementia and their carers.
The number of people suffering from dementia in Fife is predicted to rise from 5,700 today to 11,000 by 2030. This poses the question how best to provide support services now and in the long-term.
Louise Bell, service manager, older people’s services, said the conference was an opportunity to showcase some of the important work ongoing across Fife to support people with dementia and their carers.
At the centre of developments was the need to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of those with the condition and their families.
“This means that we need to look at what will help them to live more fulfilling lives whether that be technology, advocacy, training or therapy,” added Ms Bell.
“We were delighted that so many of our partners attended, as demonstrated by the range of interactive stands.
“Most importantly our event showed the collective and holistic approach that we are taking in Fife to improve services for people with dementia and the progress made to date against Fife’s dementia strategy.”