Argyll and Bute a winner in first ‘Scotland’s Dementia Awards’

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Argyll and Bute has just been announced as a winner in Scotland’s Dementia Awards for 2012.

This year has been the first ever Scotland’s Dementia Awards, which is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council.

From over 120 applications for the inaugural event, the judges, (members of the NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council programme board), whittled it down to six winners for each of the categories: best acute care initative; best innovation in continuing care; best community support initiative; best dementia-friendly community initiative; best educational initiative; and most innovative partnership.

Winning the latter category was Argyll & Bute Dementia Teams comprising Argyll and Bute Council, NHS Highland and Alzheimer Scotland.

There are 84,000 people in Scotland with some form of dementia, and the number of people in Scotland with dementia is set to double within a generation. As yet, there is no cure.