The Queen presented a scholarship to the Sollefteå dementia team during Silviahemmet's Inspiration Day. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix
On Tuesday 9 April, The Queen attended Silviahemmet's Inspiration Day in Stockholm.
Wilhelmina Hoffman, Operational Manager of Silviahemmet, was the moderator for the day. Inspiration Day is aimed at those who come into contact with people within the field of dementia in their day-to-day work. The aim of the day is to inspire and to create new contacts. The Queen presented Silviahemmet's own SEK 50,000 research and education scholarship, which this year was awarded to Karolinska Institutet's Professor Bengt Winblad. He received the scholarship for his incredibly important and committed work within the field over the last 30 years. A number of other prizes were also awarded during the day. The Sollefteå dementia team was named Home-Help Service Dementia Team of the Year 2012, an award established by the Dementia Association and the Swedish Dementia Centre. Ovanåker and Västernorrland County won the award for carrying out the most Dementia ABC training (the Swedish Dementia Centre's online basic training on the national dementia guidelines) during the year. In addition to the prizes, there were also talks from Joana Svensson, a qualified Durewall trainer, Maria Eriksdotter, a professor at Karolinska Institutet, and Jenny Eriksson, a young writer who describes the experience of growing up with a parent with dementia.