DAVID Cameron has praised Torbay for its dementia awareness campaign.
Number 10 has written to Norrms McNamara, founder of Torbay Dementia Action Alliance to thank him for his ongoing work.
He also praised two South Devon hospitals who have signed up to the Purple Angel awareness campaign.
Norrms said: "I am so pleased that the hard work being carried out in Torbay has been recognised by the Prime Minister.
"Well done to all concerned, I am so very proud and very grateful to each and every one of you."
Norrms has previously dined with PM David Cameron when he launched the government's Dementia Challenge.
The PM told Norrms that all eyes were on the success of the Torbay campaign.
Community hospitals in Kingsbridge and Teignmouth Community Hospital are the first in the country to sign up to the campaign.
The Purple Angel signifies recognition and understanding of dementia and has become an iconic feature in the promotion of dementia awareness globally.
Working in conjunction with Norman, the teams at each community hospital are being trained in dementia awareness under the guidance of the Community Hospital Dementia Champions. Once 95 per cent of staff have passed the training, the sites are able to display the Purple Angel logo.
In addition to achieving Purple Angel status, the Trust has launched an additional initiative called Forget-Me-Not.
The new 'Forget-Me-Not alert sticker' can be applied to any relevant document relating to direct patient care alerting staff when there is a known dementia or memory issue.
Lisa Houlihan, Matron at South Hams Community Hospital and Dementia Lead for the Trust, said: "Our hospitals regularly see patients suffering from a form of memory loss and we feel that it's important to enable our patients to be able to communicate with us effectively and reassure their families and carers that we are providing them will all the support they need."