UWS recognised for breakthrough work in dementia care

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is honoured in the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its Dementia Champions programme

The Dementia Champions programme, which is funded by The Scottish Government and delivered by UWS in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland.

The UWS’s pioneering work teaches qualified health and social care professionals to become change agents in dementia care through an intensive eight-month, UWS-led programme. Participants are taught to see, hear and feel the experiences of people living with dementia through working closely with them, their carers and their families.

Professor Craig Mahoney, principal & vice-chancellor of UWS, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for the university. We’re extremely proud of the work of the Dementia Champions, our colleagues and our partners who are involved in the programme. It’s clear to see the positive impact they are having, not just on those living with dementia, but on their carers, families and their local communities.”