Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014!


Scotland's Dementia Awards-Care Industry News (300 x 82)The finalists have been announced of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and 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 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 : – Room for Change
  • 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 in West Dunbartonshire: – 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, NHS Shetland and Shetland Museum & Archives: – When I Paint I Remember



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