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Still time to enter Scotland's Dementia Awards


21-May-2018

There is still time to enter the 2018 Scotland’s Dementia Awards before the deadline next month. The Awards set out to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families.

Prospective entrants have until Friday 8 June - during Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (4-10 June) - to submit entries before the deadline. Winners will be announced on 20 September at a ceremony held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. For more information visit www.sda.alzscot.org

Scotland’s Dementia Awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. Now in its 7th year, the Awards are calling on professionals and the public to propel their dementia projects into the national limelight. 

Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive, commented:

“As well as recognising the very best dementia projects and partnerships making a positive difference to the lives of so many people up and down the country, professionals and communities can share innovations, good practice and positive collaborations, helping us address stigma and break down barriers to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. We invite people from all sectors to enter to help us shine the spotlight on Scotland’s best dementia projects and practice.” 

The Awards recognise the country’s most innovative and ambitious dementia projects across six categories including: Best Hospital Care Initiative, Best Community Support Initiative, Best Innovation in Care Homes, Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Best Educational Initiative and Most Innovative Partnership.

Scotland’s Dementia Awards provide an opportunity for professionals and communities to showcase the creativity, innovation and dedication taking place across communities to help make a difference to the lives of people with dementia and their families. Through the celebration of good ideas, shared practice and meaningful partnership working, the Awards programme demonstrates dementia policy at work in a sustainable way.

All entries should be received by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 8 June 2018. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 20September. For more information visit www.sda.alzscot.org

ENDS


Notes for editors:
 

  • There are around 90,000 people in Scotland with dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, followed by vascular dementia.
  • The number of people in Scotland with dementia is set to double within a generation. As yet, there is no cure.

Contact details:

Alzheimer Scotland

Elaine Nixon

PR Manager

Tel. 0131 514 0013

ENixon@alzscot.org

 

Scottish Social Services Council

Lorraine Wakefield

Communications Officer

Tel. 01382 317922

lorraine.wakefield@sssc.uk.com

 

NHS Education for Scotland

Mary-Jo O'Brien

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel. 0131 656 3213

maryjo.obrien@nes.scot.nhs.uk