The International Dementia Excellence Awards

The International Dementia Excellence Awards are designed to recognise organisations and individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life of people with dementia.

The awards celebrate the important work being undertaken to support people with dementia internationally and are a celebration of innovation and good practice.

They are organised and awarded by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling.

The DSDC is delighted that the 2010 awards are being supported by a number of partner organisations. La Fondation Médéric Alzheimer is granting two of the awards, which will include a travel grant and bursary to attend the DSDC's international conference in London in October 2010, where the awards will be presented.

The Royal College of Nursing, NHS Kensington and Chelsea and NatWest are also award sponsors.

Nominations for the following categories are now being invited:

1. Pleasure of Eating*

2. Good Nights*

3. Dementia Nurse of the Year†

4. Team of the Year

5. Unsung Hero†

6. Dementia Design Innovationof the Year

7. Volunteer of the Year†

When and where

The awards will be presented as part of 'Coming of Age', the DSDC's 4th International Conference, in London in October 2010.

The award ceremony will take place at the conference dinner on 20 October.

I do hope that you will nominate your services or your staff