Australia leads excellence in dementia

The outstanding global support offered to people living with dementia will be recognised in June as Australia, for the first time, hosts the prestigious International Dementia Excellence Awards in Sydney.

Registrations are now open for the awards, which are organised by the University of Stirling’s UK Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).

Innovation and good practice will be showcased at the awards which will include three Australian-specific awards, covering team of the year, employee of the year and volunteer of the year.

Previous Australian winners include Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department for its dementia-specific Neil Williams Unit (Design Innovation) and HammondCare for its cottage design with kitchens (Pleasure of Eating).

The international judging panel includes Australian dementia advocate, Sue Pieters-Hawke; Dr Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez of Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, France; and, Glenn Rees of Alzheimer’s Australia.

Click here for more information on the International Dementia Excellence Awards.