The International Dementia Excellence Awards (IDEA) are designed to recognise organisations and individuals who have worked hard to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. The awards are a celebration of the important efforts undertaken to support people who struggle with dementia. Nominations are currently being accepted in the following categories; dementia and the arts, life engagement, employee of the year, team of the year, volunteer of the year, researcher(s) of the year, dementia design innovation of the year, and risky business. For more information or to nominate, visit the Dementia Services Development Centre website.  The awards will be presented during the ‘Risky Business’, International Dementia Conference, in Sydney, Australia in June 2012. The conference is aimed at all those who support people with dementia.

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