Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015

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 Scottish Social Services Council. 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 24 September 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day. Tickets to attend the event are available – see www.ScotlandsDementiaAwards.org.uk for further details. We will be tweeting with #SDA15.

The finalists for the six award categories are:

Best community support initiative

  • Alzheimer Scotland Renfrewshire – Flexible Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland Renfrewshire Service)
  • Fit for Life (NHS Lothian)
  • Harris Community Musical Memories (Harris Community Dementia Group)

Best acute care initiative

  • Wishaw General Hospital Care of the Elderly (NHS Lanarkshire)
  • Scotland’s National Dementia Champions Training Team (University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland)
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You (Mental Health Services Older People’s Care, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde)

Best dementia friendly community initiative

  • Dementia Friendly Edinburgh (Edinburgh Dementia Delivery Group)
  • Lanarkshire Mosque & Muslim Community Project (Alzheimer Scotland)
  • Dundee Dementia Library (Dundee Library and Information Service, Leisure and Culture Dundee)

Best educational initiative

  • Becoming a Dementia Informed Organisation (Angus Council Assessment Centre)
  • Edinburgh Dementia Training Partnership (City of Edinburgh Council)
  • School of Health Sciences (University of Stirling)

Best innovation in continuing care

  • Remi Sing (Bupa)
  • Namaste Care implementation in Renfrewshire (East Ward, Dykebar Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde )
  • Dundonald House Service Users and Families (Dundonald House)

Most innovative partnership

  • North West Edinburgh Section 17c Dementia Programme (North West Edinburgh Section 17c Dementia Management Group)
  • Arky’s Resident Nail Bar (Arkleston Primary School)
  • Themed menus by residents with dementia (NHS Highland)

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 or email: ScotlandsDementiaAwards@alzscot.org

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