The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice held its second Annual Celebration Lecture last week.
Kathryn Wittneben, Vice Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), presented this year’s honour award to Jenny Henderson for her services to dementia care. Henry Simmons CEO of Alzheimer Scotland joined in the celebration of the Centre partnership with his organisation.
Professor Iva Holmerová, Visiting Professor and Chair of Alzheimer Europe, drawing on Jenny’s work and that of Alzheimer Europe, gave a short lecture on Beyond Barriers – ethics in dementia care. We were also joined by the Every Voice Community Choir, from West Dunbartonshire, a choir that is inclusive of people with dementia, their families and the wider community. They gave an uplifting and emotional end to the event.
It was lovely to see members of staff, students, practice colleagues and the general public join us for this celebration of what we can all do to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
Copies of the Alzheimer Centre’s Annual Report for download are available here https://www.uws.ac.uk/media/4767/ascpp-a4-centre-report-2018-p5-final.pdf