The Dementia Palliare project was named a runner-up in the Guardian University Awards 2016.
The Dementia Palliare project, which was shortlisted in the in the ‘International Projects’ category of the national awards, 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.
UWS 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 award winners and runners-up were announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 16 March 2016. Professor Debbie Tolson and Dr Karen Watchman represented UWS at the award ceremony.
Professor Tolson said: “It was great that our Dementia Palliare project was 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.”
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