On April 19, 2018, three nursing students were presented with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award during a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For five consecutive years, this scholarship has been presented to nursing students who have contributed winning ideas to improve the care of elderly and people with dementia.
For the first time this year, SALSS will be hosting two separate events--SALSS Goes to Washington and SALSS 2018 ALL ABOUT BRAINS--in Washington, D.C. and Stockholm respectively.
The anniversary year is commemorated, among other things, by granting a scholarship to a registered nurse for training to become a Silvia Nurse®. On 22nd March 2018, the board of directors of the association chose Ms Gerd Viklund, RN as the deserving fellow and recipient of this scholarship opportunity.
On 6th March 2018, the ceremony of Queen Silvia Nursing Award Finland took place at the Embassy of Sweden in Helsinki, Finland. Participants at the event included the year's fellow Katri Sajama, Ambassador Anders Ahnlid, and representatives of our partners who have been supporting the scholarship in Finland.
Dementia Forum X is going truly global! This year, we are going to Japan. Dementia Forum X Japan will be held on 24th April 2018 at ANA InterContinental Tokyo. Register your interest today, and join us for a day of reflections and discussions on dementia.
These new e-learning courses are now available on the Dementia E-Learning Library, where you will find 19 short modules on dementia and elderly care in English.
On 21st February 2018, Poland celebrated its second Queen Silvia Nursing Award scholar, Ms Aldona Reczek-Chachulska. At the award ceremony, Ms Reczek-Chachulska received the Queen Silva Nursing Award 2017 for her idea Niezapominajka (also known as “Forget-me-not-box”)--a box containing a person's most beloved items, such as photographs, memorabilia and books, that aim to evoke memories of their younger days.
In our interview, each scholar shared with us their motivation to become a nurse, the reason for applying for Queen Silvia Nursing Award 2017, how they came up with the winning idea and their future steps as a Queen Silvia Nursing Award scholar.
In the fourth and final part of our interview series, we have Berit Ehmann, the winner of Queen Silvia Nursing Award Germany 2017. Berit wants to fix today's flawed nurse call systems, and she proposed a modified emergency call system that would allow nurses to categorise the situation according to its urgency.
In the third of our four-part interview series, we have Rebecca Eriksson, the winner of Queen Silvia Nursing Award Sweden 2017. Recognising the lack of focus on oral care in the healthcare industry today, Rebecca wants people to pay more attention to this particular issue with her winning idea.