For Dementia Awareness Month Day 9, we are featuring one of our members, Chris Roberts and his work and blog, which says he is a ‘Dementia survivor so far’. Chris comes from Wales, and is married to the lovely Jayne Goodrich, and has a lovely family as well, one daughter who some of us have met. They are all intensely proud of his advocacy work, and his attitude to living with a dementia, which is a chronic, progressive terminal disease.
Chris has a healthy CV, since being diagnosed with dementia, and is a member of DEEP (UK), a MSNAP Peer Reviewer, a Dementia Friends Champion (UK), an Alzheimer’s Society UK Ambassador, is a Dementia Research Champion, an Alzheimer’s Society UK Advisory Group member, a Member of Dementia Action Alliance, a founder of the FB group; Dementia Information, does extensive media work as a Media Volunteer for Alzheimer’s Research UK, is aBoard Member of Dementia Alliance International, and most recently was appointed to the NICE Committee Member, representing people with dementia. I cannot tell you all of the meanings of the abbreviations used for most of those groups, but can add them at another time if requested!
Please, head over to his blog and read some of his insightful posts about living with dementia, and of the work he is doing. Congratulations Chris, for showing the way to so many others as well. We are all proud of you as well.
Editor: Kate Swaffer
Copyright: Dementia Alliance International