Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 7th annual Awards.
The annual Awards programme sets out to celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference for people living with dementia and their families.
Rigorously judged by a panel of leading social service, third sector and health professionals alongside people with dementia and carers, the Awards celebrate creative approaches and collaboration, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice and care.
The Awards will culminate in a prestigious ceremony staged during World Alzheimer’s Month on 20 September at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. Tickets to attend the event are available, visit www.sda.alzscot.org for further details.
Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive, on behalf of the partners, said:
“These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the great achievements of projects and teams involved in dementia care and support across Scotland.
“We are thrilled to see so many positive collaborations taking place, helping to address stigma, break down barriers and ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. We look forward to celebrating the work of all our finalists and winners on the day.”
Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018 finalists
Best dementia friendly community initiative
- Musical Memories Springburn – a combined partnership involving Springburn Parish Church, Ashgill Care Home, Stobhill Care Home, Abbeyfield House Care Home, Belmont Assessment Centre.
- Relaxed Community Cinema – a combined partnership involving Dementia Friendly Prestwick, South Ayrshire Council, Lairds of Troon.
- The Stonehouse Jubilee Club.
Best community support initiative
- Bridging the gap between acute and community care – a combined partnership between NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Alzheimer Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland.
- Dementia Woodlands Activities – a combined partnership between Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, Canalside Day Centre and Fairmilehead Singing Group.
Best educational initiative
- Enhancing inpatient care using the Promoting Excellence framework – NHS Fife Senior Charge Nurses Gillian Grub and Kerry Lowe.
- East & Mid Ross Older Adult Mental Health Team – a combined partnership between NHS Highland, Highland Home Carers and Black Isle Carers and Cromarty Carers.
Best hospital care initiative
- Theatre Buddy – University Hospital Wishaw.
- PICC Appropriately! For patients with dementia or delirium – NHSGGC.
- HOAAT (Holistic Older Adult Assessment Tool) – NHS Fife Senior Charge Nurses Gillian Grubb and Kerry Lowe.
Most innovative partnership
- Football Memories Scotland – Scottish Football Museum and Alzheimer Scotland.
- Dementia Dog Project – a combined partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, Dogs for Good, Scottish Prison Service and Paws for Progress CIC.
Dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge faced by society today. There are 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and it is now estimated that 20,000 people every year will be diagnosed with the condition by 2020. For further information about Scotland’s Dementia Awards please visit www.sda.alzscot.org. If you have any further queries about the awards event please call 0141 410 0104 or email ScotlandsDementiaAwards@alzscot.org. Join the conversation and Tweet us at #SDAs18.