Views are being sought on a new dementia strategy that will be unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Thousands of local residents suffer from dementia, which is associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning.

There are many different causes and types but the majority of cases involve Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Symptoms can include problems with memory loss, mental sharpness and language, such as using words incorrectly.

The Scottish Government wants to hear from people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers, as it decides how the new strategy – the first since 2010 – should be shaped.

Social care minister Kevin Stewart said: "Scotland has a track record in supporting people living with dementia, as shown by our world-leading commitment to provide immediate support in the first year after people receive a dementia diagnosis.

"If we are to improve that record further, we need to put people and carers at the vanguard of our policy work, helping us develop a new story together that improves the understanding of dementia and allows more people to live well with it."

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The consultation, which will be open until December 5, will include a number of online and in-person events.