Prize for Dementia Enquirers

Dementia Enquirers, a project in which people with dementia lead their own research, won the Research and Innovation category at Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Hero Awards. The Society said that Dementia Enquirers were developing their own skills as dementia researchers and challenging prevailing research systems.  Among other winners of the awards, which celebrate shining examples of the impact people affected by dementia are making, were carer Trevor Salomon (Campaigns and Influencing), recognised for his tireless advocacy, and Avon and Somerset Police (Dementia Friendly Business), recognised for their dementia safeguarding scheme. Eamonn Dobbyn, Paul Harvey and Tim Little won the Outstanding Achievement Award for transforming “the lives and future of others with dementia.”