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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01536: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will develop a plan for dementia prevention that will build and learn from efforts to prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 4 August 2016

While the Scottish Government has no current intention to develop a national dementia-prevention plan, it retains a concerted national focus on promoting good public health and helping to reduce the risk ill-health and illness (including dementia) in key areas such as smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, improved dietary choices and increasing exercise.