Food for Thought Initiative Highly Commended at Scottish Mental Health Nurse Forum Awards


A nurse-led partnership approach, designed to explore innovative ways of eliciting food and drink preferences in a real life setting for the person with advanced dementia was highly commented in the Dementia Category of the Scottish Mental Health Nurse Forum awards on 8 November 2016.

This applied research project, Food for Thought, was based in Haig House within Erskine Home.  This unit is home to a number to a number of residents who have advanced dementia.

Erskine Care is a leading charitable organisation in Scotland with a mission to enable members of the ex-Service community to receive the best care and support to achieve maximum quality of life.

This project, which was Funded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute for Scotland and The Burdett Trust, was nurse led and co-created with family members, allied health professionals, catering and support staff supported and facilitated by Margaret Brown and Hazel McWhinnie from UWS.