Introducing Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care

Introducing Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my honor to introduce you to Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care.  This far-reaching new program is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners, by celebrating and inspiring innovative practices of care and sharing these practices with the wider dementia care community.

Open to all, Maude’s Awards, a program of the Richard and Maude Ferry Foundation, will make eight annual awards – three $25,000 awards to organizations and five $5,000 awards to individuals – for innovations excelling in one of four categories of care. Please note:  These are awards for existing programs, products or practices as opposed to grants for the future.  

For more information about Maude’s Awards and award categories, visit Award applications will open March 3, 2020.

Maude’s Awards was created in 2019 by Richard Ferry in honor of his beloved wife of 63 years.  In 2015, Maude was diagnosed with dementia. Now as a loving care partner and tireless advocate, Richard continues their journey together by discovering and sharing innovations that speak to the challenges and needs of persons living with dementia and their care partners.

We hope you will share the attached poster with your contacts and colleagues to help spread the word about this unique program.

To learn more, visit

Marilyn Raichle, Executive Director,