Scotland's Dementia Awards will recognise excellence in the field of dementia
Tuesday 15 May 2012
On 15 May, Alzheimer Scotland announced the launch of "Scotland’s Dementia Awards". This award programme will recognise and promote the efforts of professionals and communities who are committed to enhancing the health, well-being and experience of people with dementia and their families.
The campaign will help showcase the creativity, innovation and dedication that makes a real difference to the daily lives of people with dementia and their families. It aims to demonstrate clearly how, across Scotland, policy is being sustainably put into best shared practice.
The award ceremony will take place on 20 September - World Alzheimer's Day - and will include six award categories:
• Best acute care initiative
• Best innovation in continuing care
• Best community support initiative
• Best dementia friendly community initiative
• Best educational initiative
• Most innovative partnership
Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland said: “Every day, people with dementia and their families face the challenge of living well with dementia. Thousands of staff, across the health, social care and community sectors, go above and beyond their individual roles to make a real difference to the lives of people with this illness. Scotland’s Dementia Awards are a celebration of staff who have risen to the challenge of helping people to live well with dementia in our society.”
Scotland's Dementia Awards is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council.