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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Scotland’s leading dementia projects shortlisted for 2017 awards in Glasgow

Written by The Editorial Team

Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 6th annual Awards which set out to recognise the work of those committed to helping people living with dementia and their families.

Judged by a panel of senior health, social service and third sector professionals alongside people with dementia and carers, the Awards celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice, care and support for people living with dementia.

The Awards will culminate in a celebration event on World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. The shortlist for the 2017 entries is as follows:

Best acute care initiative

  • NHS Forth Valley: Improving the journey for people with dementia in the acute hospital setting – a collaborative approach
  • NHS Borders: NHS Borders Delirium Call Back Clinic
  • Ward 14/ Pentland Ward – The Royal Edinburgh Hospital: Together is a powerful tool

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
  • Springburn Parish Church: Musical Memories Springburn (Singing For The Brain)
  • Scottish Opera: Memory Spinners

Best dementia friendly community initiative

  • Alzheimer Scotland and Tesco Forres: Relaxed Checkout
  • National Museum Scotland, National Library of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: The Dementia Socials Programme

Best innovation in continuing care

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran with ‘Onside Ayrshire’ Community resource: GAME (Get to know me, Active assessment, Maintaining meaningful skills, Everyday)
  • Balhousie Care Group, Clement Park Care Home: Balhousie Clement Park Indoor Dementia Garden
  • Angus Council: Kinloch Care Centre

Most innovative partnership

  • Alzheimer Scotland and HMP Shotts: Dementia Awareness within HMP Shotts
  • Football Action Carnoustie
  • Alzheimer Scotland: Tak your Makkin’

Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland and Chair of Scotland’s Dementia Awards, said: "Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed to helping people with dementia and their families.

"As well as showcasing creativity and innovation, the awards really celebrate good ideas, meaningful partnerships and acknowledge the people and colleagues working together to help us improve the day to day lives of people living with dementia across our communities, from the Scottish Borders to the Highlands and Islands.

"All of our finalists this year are extremely deserving for their commitment in supporting people living with dementia and their families and we look forward to saying a big thank you to all our finalists and winners on the day."

Tickets to attend the event are available at If you need further information you can email or follow the conversation at #SDAs17.