Football legends have teamed up with The Courier to call on the Scottish Government to introduce Frank’s Law.
Frank Kopel, who played for Dundee United and Manchester United, was diagnosed with dementia at only 59. He passed away last April, shortly after his 65th birthday.
He and his wife, Amanda, paid about £300 a week so he could have personal care in his Kirriemuir home because he did not reach the qualifying age for free services until weeks before his death.
Old Trafford legend Denis Law and Tannadice league winner Hamish McAlpine are among those to join the campaign for fairer personal care for dementia sufferers, regardless of their age.
Amanda is carrying a petition through the Scottish Parliament urging ministers to close this loophole, which The Courier is backing.
The Association of Former Manchester United Players, which counts Law and Sir Bobby Charlton among its members, has pledged its support.
Dundee United FC has also signed up to the campaign.