READER LETTER: Awards - Nominations sought

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I am delighted to be hosting Alzheimer’s Society’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards this year celebrating people making an outstanding contribution towards improving the lives of those affected by dementia.

I would like to invite your readers to get involved by entering. I think it’s wonderful to see dementia-friendly initiatives emerging from every corner of our communities - from schools to hairdressers and theatres to public transport.

Nominations for 2016 are now open and cover nine categories including Inspiring Individual of the Year, Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year and new this year a Dementia Journalism award to recognise sensitive, informed reporting about the condition.

Further information about the categories and how to enter can be found at The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 1 August.

Angela Rippon

OBE and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador