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About Dementia is Scotland’s forum for improving lives for people affected by dementia. We work alongside people with lived experience of dementia to shape the policy and practice that matters to them.

Collaborating with people with lived experience is at the core of what we do. We believe that people living with dementia and unpaid carers are best qualified to say what is and isn’t working and how to do it better. Through regular group meetings, we connect with our members to hear their views on the issues that matter most to them and work together to affect change.

About Dementia event discussion

About our work

Since we launched in 2019 we’ve been working alongside people living with dementia, unpaid carers and partner organisations to make a meaningful impact in influencing policy and practice.

About Dementia Resources

Publications and resources

Read our own range of publications reports and get access to the incredible range of resources for people affected by dementia made possible by the Life Changes Trust

Forgetmenotes - About Dementia Grants


Find out about the grants and support we have available to support people affected by dementia

Willy Gilder and Mike Cheung - About Dementia activists

Get involved

We believe our community-led approach to our work makes About Dementia unique. Everything we do is informed by the opinions of people with lived experience of dementia and many areas of our work have been influenced by their experiences.

Dementia Friendly Communities event

Dementia Friendly Communities

The network of Scottish dementia friendly communities share support, empowerment and inspiration with people living with dementia and unpaid carers, in their own local area.

Meeting Centres

Meeting Centres

Meeting Centres offer a hyperlocal resource where people affected by dementia, unpaid carers and families can access friendly, community-based support, designed around their individual needs.