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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 winners announced at Glasgow ceremony

Written by The Editorial Team

The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, last week, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

The Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the SSSC, sets out to recognise the incredible difference that creative and innovative projects are making to the lives of people with dementia.

Now in their 6th year, the Awards feature five best practice categories including; Acute Care, Community Support, Dementia Friendly Community, Innovation in Continuing Care and Innovative Partnership.

The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 are:

  • Best Acute Care Initiative: NHS Forth Valley – ‘Improving the journey for people with dementia in the acute hospital setting – a collaborative approach’
  • Best Community Support Initiative: The Active Aberdeen Partnership, The Foundry, Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, Alzheimer’s Scotland and M&S Bank -‘Boogie at the Bar’
  • Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative: Alzheimer Scotland and Tesco Forres – ‘Relaxed Checkout’
  • Best Innovation in Continuing Care: NHS Ayrshire and Arran with Onside Ayrshire Community Resource – ‘GAME’
  • Most Innovative Partnership: Alzheimer Scotland and HMP Shotts – ‘Dementia Awareness within HMP Shotts’
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Henry Rankin (pictured) for his outstanding contribution and tireless campaigning as chair of the Scottish Dementia Working Group.

Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, said: "It is fitting that we are celebrating the wonderful contribution that individuals and teams have made across the dementia care sector on World Alzheimer’s Day. This year’s winners have raised the bar, yet again, and I am delighted to see everyone congratulated for their efforts to support people living with dementia and their families.

"A big thank you to everyone who played their part in this year’s awards to make the programme the continued success it is and I look forward to the coming year as we look to strengthen the awards programme and recognise the outstanding work, care, innovation and services across Scotland."

For further information about Scotland’s Dementia Awards and of the 2018 programme visit: www.ScotlandsDementiaAwards.org.uk