Winners announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2012

The winners of the very first Scotland’s Dementia Awards have been announced.  From the original 120 plus applications for the event, narrowed down to just three outstanding shortlisted initiatives for each category, we can now reveal the winners of the six main awards.

Best acute care initiative

  • WINNER: Ward 44, Victoria Hospital – NHS Fife

    Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Older Adult Mental Health Liaison – NHS Grampian
  •     Getting to Know Me – NHS Lanarkshire

Best innovation in continuing care

  • WINNER: Dundonald House, Ayrshire

Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Talking Mats – Talking Mats Ltd, Stirling
  •     Craft Café – Viewpoint Care Homes and Impact Arts, Edinburgh

Best community support initiative

  • WINNER: Facing Dementia Together project, Alzheimer Scotland & East Renfrewshire CHCP

Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Befrienders Highland, Inverness
  •     Rovers Group – Alzheimer Scotland in South Aberdeenshire

Best dementia friendly community initiative

  • WINNER: Motherwell Dementia Café – Motherwell Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults, NHS Lanarkshire

    Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Dundee FC Supporters’ Society – Dundee FC, Dundee
  •     Alzheimer Scotland Golf Day – Alzheimer Scotland Lothian Early Onset Support Service and Uphall Golf Club

Best educational initiative

  • WINNER: Bridge to Vision – Royal National Institute for Blind People

    Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Memory Joggers – Alzheimer Scotland, East Dunbartonshire
  •     Training for Dementia Champions – University of the West of Scotland

Most innovative partnership

  • WINNER: Argyll & Bute Dementia Teams – Argyll & Bute Council, NHS Highland and Alzheimer Scotland

    Shortlisted finalists:

  •     Morison’s Solicitors, VOCAL and West Lothian Carers
  •     Royal National Institute for Blind People and Alzheimer Scotland

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. Mary Marshall, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the improvement of care and support given to people with dementia in Scotland.

Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrates the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed helping people with dementia and their families. These awards showcase the creativity, innovation and dedication that make a real difference to the daily lives of people with dementia and their families across Scotland when organisations, groups and teams work together.

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