Thinking differently about dementia? So is Maude.
A smiling woman wearing a read top sits in a chair by a window while holding colorful paintings. Image courtesy of 2020 Awardee Trang Tu.

Maude’s Awards gives three annual $25,000 awards to organizations and up to five $5,000 awards to individuals excelling in one of four categories of care for persons living with dementia and care partners.

Image courtesy of 2020 Awardee Trang Tu.

Now available: the 3rd Annual Handbook of Innovations!

Our third annual Innovations in Alzheimer’s Care book is an empowering resource for everyone living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and their care partners.

Announcing our 2022 award recipients! Elderwise, JFCS-Boston & Dementia Action Alliance, The I'm Still Here Foundation, Mary Crescenzo, Bonnie Erickson, Pam Note, Hailey Richman, Dana Territo

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A Message from our Chairman

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Amid the challenges of COVID-19, we at Maude’s Awards convey our profound appreciation for the individuals and organizations working to keep our communities safe and connected.

From the medical workers on the front lines, the team members at Senior Living and Memory Care facilities, and the families and friends maintaining social distancing, our resolve and innovative spirit have never been more important. How can we spare our loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and related Dementias the isolation that can trigger confusion and depression? What are innovative ways to keep them engaged and thriving?

Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care is here to support you. We are 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.

In unity and hope,

Richard Ferry

The Inspiration Behind Maude’s Awards

Maude Ferry, matriarch extraordinaire, brought a long and lasting gift of love for all who walk in her path. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a big and generous heart.  Loyal, thoughtful, encouraging and wise in her words and actions, she inspired joy and purpose.

After the birth of their sixth child, her husband Richard co-founded and led Korn Ferry International to become the world’s premier provider of executive human capital solutions. Yet even with the growing success and demands of her husband’s company, Maude never lost sight of her values and her faith. Maude was a loving and supportive spouse—silent partner, goodwill ambassador, corporate wife, community volunteer and dedicated mother to their children as well as twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Throughout the years, Richard and Maude were passionately engaged in their community and have supported numerous civic and charitable causes, with a focus on the Catholic Church, education and health care.

In 2013, Maude was diagnosed with dementia and Richard continued their shared journey as a loving caregiver and tireless advocate.  Together they are built a Legacy of Love.  Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care carries their commitment forward—encouraging, celebrating and sharing innovations that will enrich the quality of life for persons living with dementia and their caregivers for generations to follow.

Maude’s Awards wishes to acknowledge The Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards, a partnership of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy and Family Caregiver Alliance. We are indebted to them for generously allowing us to benefit from their years of experience.  Our shared vision is to honor innovative community efforts towards improving the quality of life for individuals living with dementia and for those who provide for their care. For more information on the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiver Awards please visit