Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014

We are delighted to announce the finalists in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the SSSC.

We received over 90 applications for this year’s event and, after much deliberation from the judging panels, have narrowed this down to the following shortlisted initiatives for each category.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 25 September 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day. Tickets to attend the event are available – see for further details.

The finalists for the six award categories are:

Best acute care initiative       

  • NHS Lothian , Avril Brown/ Ward 57 WGH : – Changing Rooms
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran: – Pocket Ideas…for a moment in time
  • NHS Fife: – NHS Fife Dementia Champions Network

Best community support initiative 

  • NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Mental Health Occupational Therapy: – OT Home Based Memory Rehabilitation Programme
  • City of Edinburgh Council , Older People’s Day Services: – Introduction of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in Older People’s Day Services
  • Alzheimer Scotland – Black Isle Dementia Café: – Alzheimer Scotland – Black Isle Dementia Café

Best dementia friendly community initiative        

  • East Lothian Dementia Partnership: – Dementia Friendly East Lothian
  • Alzheimer Scotland: – Dumbarton Dementia Café
  • Alzheimer Scotland South Aberdeenshire Service: – Graduate Group

Best educational initiative    

  • Alzheimer Scotland: – Alzheimer Scotland Education Initiative
  • NHS Dumfries & Galloway: – IDEAS TEAM
  • NHS Grampian, Older Adult Psychology Department, Dementia Research Team: – Access to Education and Training for Carers of People with Dementia

Best innovation in continuing care

  • Haig House, Erskine Care Home and the University of the West of Scotland: – Food for Thought: A partnership project to improve choice, dignity and quality when eating and drinking for the person with advanced dementia in Haig House, Erskine Care Home.
  • Holmes Care Group Limited: – Craigielea – My Playlist for Life
  • CrossReach, Inverness: – Cameron House Gaelic Initiative

Most innovative partnership

  • West Dunbartonshire CHCP and Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB): – West Dunbartonshire CHCP and Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
  • Alzheimer Scotland-Shetland Museum and Archives: – When I Paint I Remember

Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed to helping people with dementia and their families. The awards showcase the creativity, innovation and dedication that make a real difference to the daily lives of people with dementia and their families across Scotland when organisations, groups and teams work together.

To find out more about Scotland’s Dementia Awards, visit: or email:

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