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SDA finalists 2018


Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 7th annual Awards.

The annual Awards programme sets out to celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference for people living with dementia and their families.

Rigorously judged by a panel of leading social service, third sector and health professionals alongside people with dementia and carers, the Awards celebrate creative approaches and collaboration, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice and care.

Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive, on behalf of the partners, said: “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the great achievements of projects and teams involved in dementia care and support across Scotland.

“We are thrilled to see so many positive collaborations taking place, helping to address stigma, break down barriers and ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. We look forward to celebrating the work of all our finalists and winners on the day.”

Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018 finalists are:

Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative 

  • - Musical Memories Springburn – a combined partnership involving Springburn Parish Church, Ashgill Care Home, Stobhill Care Home, Abbeyfield House Care Home, Belmont Assessment Centre.
  • - Relaxed Community Cinema– a combined partnership involving Dementia Friendly Prestwick, South Ayrshire Council, Lairds of Troon.
  • - The Stonehouse Jubilee Club

Best Community Initiative

  • Bridging the gap between acute and community care – a combined partnership between NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Alzheimer Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Dementia Woodlands Activities – a combined partnership between Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, Canalside Day Centre and Fairmilehead Singing Group.

Best Educational Initiative

  • - Enhancing inpatient care using the Promoting Excellence framework - NHS Fife
  •  - East & Mid Ross Older Adult Mental Health Team – a combined partnership between NHS Highland, Highland Home Carers and Black Isle Carers and Cromarty Carers.

Best Hospital Care Initiative

  • - Theatre Buddy - NHS Lanarkshire
  • - PICC Appropriately! A project to help support patients with dementia or delirium by NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde.
  • - HOAAT (Holistic Older Adult Assessment Tool) - NHS Fife

Most Innovative Partnership

  • - Football Memories Scotland - Scottish Football Museum and Alzheimer Scotland.
  • - Dementia Dog Project – a combined partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, Dogs for Good, Scottish Prison Service and Paws for Progress CIC.

Find out more about Scotland's Dementia Awards by heading to the SDA website: Join the conversation across social media and tweet us at #SDAs18.