4th Alzheimer's Award winners announced

19 March 2012 - The winners of the fourth Fondation Médéric Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International Alzheimer's Award for psychosocial interventions have been announced. Two prizes were awarded, the first for the best evidence-based intervention with a prize of €18,000 and the second, worth €7,000, for the most promising intervention.

Prof Lynn Chenoweth from Australia was awarded the prize for best evidence-based psychosocial intervention for her project, PerCEN : Person-centred environment and care for residents with dementia: a cost effective way of improving quality of life and quality of care?

The award for most promising award was presented to Dr Radha S Murthy from India for her intervention, The effect of culture based comprehensive psychosocial care program on outcomes in residential patients with dementia-An Indigenous Model.

Prof Chenoweth and Dr Murthy were presented with their awards during the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International in London, UK in March 2012.

Find out more about the Alzheimer's Award.