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PE01480: Alzheimer's and dementia awareness

Health

Petitioner: Amanda Kopel on behalf of The Frank Kopel Alzheimer's Awareness Campaign

Status:
Lodged

Date Lodged: 21 June 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the daily issues suffered by people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and to ensure that free personal care is made available for all sufferers of this illness regardless of age.

 

 


 

Petition History:

Summary:

17 September 2013: The Committee took evidence from Amanda Kopel, and Dr Susan Logie, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Susan Carnegie Centre, Stracathro Hospital. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Alzheimer Scotland. Link to Official Report 17 September 2013 (597KB pdf)

Below: Amanda Kopel giving evidence on 17 September 2013

 

26 November 2013: The Committee agreed to write to Alzheimer Scotland and COSLA. Link to Official Report 26 November 2013 (515KB pdf)

28 January 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 28 January 2014 (550KB pdf)

1 April 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 April 2014 (448KB pdf)

17 June 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 17 June 2014 (589KB pdf)

28 October 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 28 October 2014

13 January 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 13 January 2015

17 March 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA. Link to Official Report 17 March 2015

26 May 2015: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 26 May 2015

6 October 2015: The Committee took evidence from Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Scottish Government. The Committee agreed to consider the evidence heard at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 6 October 2015 

8 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Professor David Bell. Link to Official Report 8 December 2015

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016

1 March 2016: The Committee agreed to include the petition in its legacy paper for consideration by the Session 5 Public Petitions Committee. Link to Official Report 1 March 2016

30 June 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 30 June 2016

29 September 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care. Link to Official Report 29 September 2016

22 December 2016: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to provide evidence at a future meeting and to explore taking evidence from COSLA. Link to Official Report 22 December 2016

16 March 2017: The Committee agreed to reflect on the evidence heard at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 16 March 2017

25 May 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. Link to the Official Report 25 May 2017 

Written Submissions:

Let’s get Amanda Kopel to the Scottish Parliament to tell her heart breaking story of how her husband Frank the ex-Dundee United player have been treated by the DWP and health authorities in Scotland. Have you or your family been treated unfairly due to Alzheimer's? Let’s hear your stories and sign the petition.   

My Grandad died of Alzheimer's at 77. Horrible thing to have happen to anyone :-(

Laura

17:38 on 21 Jun 2013

Good luck with the Campaign Amanda x

Eleanor Anderson

17:23 on 21 Jun 2013

All the best to u and frank,grew watching him a UNITED LEGEND

alun gray

15:19 on 21 Jun 2013

Best of luck, Amanda and Frank.

Ben Thomson

15:00 on 21 Jun 2013

Good luck to the kopel family, dwp are a disgrace

bryan wylie

13:50 on 21 Jun 2013

Good luck Amanda and frank x

Joyce Baxter

12:52 on 21 Jun 2013

One of my all time heroes for Dundee United my heart goes out to Amanda hope the campaign is s success Peter Davidson. 21.06. 2013

Peter Davidson

12:08 on 21 Jun 2013

Alzheimers can strike at differemt ages and we need a sensitive and positive policy to help those who are suffering and their carers.

Gordon McD

12:02 on 21 Jun 2013

Good luck :-)

gary rattray

11:59 on 21 Jun 2013

My father is an alzheimers sufferer, and my mother is his only source of care. Provision should be made for both the sufferer and carer, before this disease breaks both of them.

Iain Lees

11:57 on 21 Jun 2013

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