Professor Debbie Tolson, Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at UWS, said: “Everyone at the Centre, UWS and at Alzheimer Scotland are incredibly grateful to Wendy’s family for this generous donation, which will ensure her legacy lives on through practice-changing research, to be undertaken by our chosen PhD scholar.
“As both Wendy and her family have experienced, caring for a relative with dementia involves both rewards and strains, and adapting to the realities of this progressive condition, including adjusting to care home admission.
We are absolutely honoured that Wendy’s family have entrusted UWS and the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice team with this wonderful donation. It really will change the lives of others, while at the same time, pay tribute to Wendy and her pioneering and compassionate palliative care ethos.
Professor Debbie Tolson, Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice
Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive said: “There is no doubt that Wendy’s involvement in the dementia and palliative care fields impacted on the lives of many thousands of people, and the development of this scholarship will certainly secure a lasting legacy in her memory. Everyone at Alzheimer Scotland would like to sincerely thank Wendy’s family for their contribution. We are deeply indebted to them for this incredibly poignant gesture, which will support future dementia and palliative professionals in Scotland through this wonderful scholarship.”
To view the Wendy Baxter Scholarship Candidate Pack, please click here.
For more information on the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, please visit: https://www.uws.ac.uk/research/research-institutes-centres-groups/alzheimer-scotland-centre-for-policy-and-practice/