HELENSBURGH'S dementia resource centre will host a screening of a new care campaign documentary next week.

The film, Dementia: The True Cost, will be shown on Monday, October 21 at 1pm at the Alzheimer Scotland centre in West Princes Street in the centre of the town.

It's part of Alzheimer Scotland’s Fair Dementia Care campaign, which seeks to end the inequalities faced by people living with the illness, their families and carers, in terms of accessing appropriate health care and the disproportionate impact of social care charges.

Locals are encouraged to attend the event, which is free of charge.

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The charity's campaign follows the publication of its report, 'Delivering Fair Dementia Care For People With Advanced Dementia', earlier this year.

The report set out a firm definition for advanced dementia for the first time, and also identified the inequality people living with advanced dementia face in terms of access to health care.

It made a series of recommendations calling on the Scottish Government and health boards across the country to give people with advanced dementia a higher priority and to end what it called "the current lack of transparency, complexity and variability in current non-residential care charging provisions across Scotland".

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