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Our Winners 2018 

We were delighted to reveal our winners for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018 in five categories.

This category recognises innovative initiatives which support people with dementia not only to continue to live well within their own community but also remain valued, connected and involved members of that community.

WINNER: Music, Fun and Laughter
Group/organisation: Stonehouse Jubilee Club

The Stonehouse Jubilee Club is a social afternoon for people with dementia and their carers which has been running since 2012 in the rural community of Stonehouse. The dementia friendly club is the only one of its kind in a 15-mile radius of the village and provides people living with dementia the chance to listen to music, dance and take part in other activities in a safe and supportive environment.

This category recognises innovative initiatives that provide exceptional support to people with dementia when they are in need of hospital care and treatment.

WINNER: Theatre Buddy
Group/organisation: University Hospital Wishaw

Surgery can be a difficult experience for people with dementia. Theatre Buddy gives patients the opportunity to have a relative, carer or friend accompanying them to theatre, to be present in the anaesthetic room until they go to sleep and to be the first person they see in the recovery room.

This category celebrates innovative initiatives that support people with dementia, and their families, to stay in control of their own situation and challenge stereotypical attitudes towards dementia.

WINNER: Bridging the gap between acute and community care
Group/organisation: A combined partnership between NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Alzheimer Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland

A partnership initiative by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Acute Services, Alzheimer Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland, to provide people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their families access to tailored information and emotional support from an Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Support Advisor both during admission to the acute hospital setting and after being discharged from hospital.

This category looks to highlight partnerships or partners working in innovative ways to contribute to more positive experiences and outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and their local communities.

WINNER: The Dementia Dog Project
Group/organisation: A combined partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, Dogs for Good, Scottish Prison Service and Paws for Progress CIC

Dementia Dog Project is a collaboration between Alzheimer Scotland and Dogs for Good that pioneers new approaches to explore how highly trained dogs can help improve the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers.

This category recognises innovative educational and learning initiatives which help develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that help to change thinking about dementia and the potential of people with dementia.

WINNER: Enhancing inpatient care using the Promoting Excellence Framework
Group/organisation: NHS Fife

SCN Gillian and SCN Kerry Lowe are committed to enhancing inpatient care for people living with dementia using the Promoting Excellence Framework. Starting with a 2-day bespoke interactive training programme encouraging healthcare staff to share knowledge, skills and experiences at Skilled Level of the Promoting Excellent Framework, the pair have also attended Cognitive Stimulation training. SCN Grubb is also a graduate of the Dementia Specialist Lead programme and to date has run five 2-day courses in Stress and Distress in Dementia.

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