Campaigner to help care homes improve quality
A former nurse who has been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia is to use her experience to help improve the quality of care for people with the condition in Scotland.
Agnes Houston, 60, first became aware of the devastating effects of the condition after nursing her late father, who was diagnosed with both vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s, through his last years at home. And despite being diagnosed herself three years ago with the early onset of Alzheimer’s, Agnes is to team up with Scotland’s care regulator, the Care Commission, to play a key role in raising awareness of the condition.
Agnes has been invited to join the Care Commission’s Involving People Group (IPG), made up of people who use care services and informal