Dementia



Midlothian Council signs up to Housing and Dementia Framework

CIH Scotland's Housing and Dementia Framework has gained Midlothian Council as a new signatory.

Published 27 January 2021

Borders architect steps down to concentrate on pioneering dementia technology

A director at Borders architectural practice Aitken Turnbull is stepping down after 21 years to continue the development of an innovative technology created to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

Published 4 December 2020

Grant McManus: Close to home - the housing sector’s role in dementia care

Kingdom Housing Association graduate trainee Grant McManus writes a guest blog for CIH Scotland where he is currently undertaking work experience.

Published 18 November 2020

One year from the launch of the Housing and Dementia Framework

A new series of interactive online workshops is being launched to mark one year since CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland launched the Housing and Dementia Framework.

Published 2 November 2020

Ashley Campbell: Don’t forget about dementia!

For Dementia Awareness Week which starts today, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell says everyone who works in housing has the opportunity to make a difference.

Published 1 June 2020

Dementia care development planned for Craigmillar

A new dementia care development containing a care centre, assisted living homes and student accommodation is to be built in Craigmillar.

Published 10 January 2020

Loreburn opens new £6.3m housing development in Dumfries with dementia-friendly bungalows

The first residents have moved into a new development of 42 homes at College Mains, Dumfries following a £6.3 million investment programme by Loreburn Housing Association (LHA).

Published 9 January 2020

New housing and dementia practice framework launched

With an estimated 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, a new practice framework aimed at improving the way that housing organisations can support people those affected was launched at an event in Edinburgh.

Published 4 November 2019

Ashley Campbell: We need to talk about dementia

The focus of this year’s World Alzheimer’s Day was on breaking the stigma faced by people living with dementia. In this blog, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager, Ashley Campbell, explores how the housing sector can support people to live well with the illness.

Published 23 September 2019

Virtual Dementia Tour Bus pays visit to Berwickshire Housing Association

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) hosted a visit from the Virtual Dementia Tour Bus with staff and volunteers able to experience and understand what it may be like to suffer from the disease.

Published 23 September 2019

BHA to sponsor Duns dementia event

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is sponsoring and supporting the Living and Caring for Dementia Event to be held in Duns on September 12.

Published 6 September 2019

Ashley Campbell: A new Framework for supporting people living with dementia

CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell, outlines a new framework, developed in partnership with CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub and Alzheimer Scotland, which aims to help housing organisations record the work they are already doing to support people living with dementia and identify areas where they need to do more.

Published 21 August 2019

New funding programme to help develop dementia friendly communities

Stirling Council has launched a new funding programme to support the development of dementia-friendly communities across the region.

Published 9 August 2019

Perth 'Smart Flat' showcases tech that helps people live independently for longer

A new 'Smart Flat' showcasing how the use of technology can support vulnerable people to continue living independently in their own homes has opened in Perth.

Published 2 July 2019

Scotland’s first dementia friendly woodland opens

A woodland in the Highlands is the first in the country to become Dementia Friendly.

Published 18 March 2019