The School’s Dementia Palliare project has been shortlisted for a Guardian University Award in the ‘International Projects’ category.
Dementia Palliare creates ground-breaking,interprofessional, experiential learning resources to equip qualified health and social care workers to deliver the best possible care to people with advanced dementia and to support family caring. The project aims to help people with advanced dementia to live the best life possible during the months and years that they are highly dependent upon others to meet their complex health and social care needs.
The project has directly influenced a new Advanced Practice Model published by Alzheimer Scotland that will be integral to Scotland’s 3rd National Dementia Strategy.
The Alzheimer’s Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, based in the School on the Hamilton Campus is leading Palliare, which is an Erasmus+ funded project that extends across Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Europe with partners from the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia.
The International Projects award, sponsored by IELTS, is awarded to an outstanding project, venture or collaboration – in teaching, research or student attraction – that shows the university operating with global vision and ambition.
The selection for the Awards shortlist was made by a panel of expert judges and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 16 March at a ceremony in London. Professor Debbie Tolson and Dr Karen Watchman will represent UWS at this award ceremony
Professor Tolson said: “We are delighted that our Dementia Palliare project has been shortlisted for a prestigious Guardian University Award, which recognises the impetus it is creating for new positive approaches to this often neglected area of practice.”