East Kilbride West candidate David Watson has signed up to Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Manifesto for Scotland’s local government elections.
“I am happy to support the campaign to highlight the scale of the problems facing people living with dementia in Scotland.
“The Scottish Government have made this issue a national priority and local government also need to make this a priority for the growing number of people with dementia and their families.
“Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging, but a terminal illness and people with dementia, their carers and families are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
“Over half of the population of Scotland have a family member or close friend with dementia and they should be supported by skilled staff in their local community.
“If elected, I pledge to make dementia a priority in my ward.”