Media Release: Just one month left to enter Scotland’s Dementia Awards!


Deadline for entries – 31 March 2016

THERE’S just one month left to enter Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2016.

Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice, care and support for people with dementia, their carers, partners and families.

If you work within the health, social care, independent or voluntary sectors in the support of people living with dementia, or if you are involved in education or training relating to this, then we want to hear from you! Share your projects with us today.

For further information about Scotland’s Dementia Awards, including official entry form and booking form to attend the awards ceremony (22 September in Glasgow), please visit

Tweet us at #SDAs16.

If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact us on 0141 410 1072 or email

Scotland’s Dementia Awards have six categories: Most Innovative Partnership, Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Best Community Support Initiative, Best Innovation in Continuing Care, Best Acute Care Initiative and Best Educational Initiative.


Notes for editors:

There are 90,000 people in Scotland with some form of 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.
Alzheimer Scotland NHS Education for Scotland NHS Health Scotland Scottish Social Services Council
Kirsty Yanik,PR & Information Manager0131 243 1453

07900 498223

Mary-Jo O’BrienCorporate Communications ManagerTel. 0131 656 3213


Justine Hampton, Marketing Manager0131 314 531507500 854533

Lorraine Wakefield, Senior Communications Officer01382 317922

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