It is day 6 of the DAI Dementia Awareness Month series, #DAM2020 and we are highlighting a video presentation by James McKillop MBE, given after the AGM this year, when he retired from the DAI Board of Directors in June 2020.
James is a pioneer dementia advocate, and was diagnosed with dementia himself in the last Century! His determination, wisdom, friendship and passion have inspired us all. James became a board member of DAI a few years ago, and retired in June 2020, although he continues to co host one of our peer-to-peer support groups.
DAI was honoured and privileged to work and walk beside him, and our members continue to find him a constant inspiration. James motivates us all to keep going, and is always a source of great wisdom and wonderful Scottish humour.
It is with great pleasure that we award James McKillop MBE from Glasgow, Scotland the 2019 Richard Taylor Memorial Advocates Award.
Although we made this announcement personally to James during our online Cafe Le Brain earlier this week, we are pleased to announce it officially today, on World Alzheimer’s Day.
James has been a Pioneer dementia advocate, having been diagosed himself with dementia in the last Century!
DAI is indeed honoured and privileged to work and walk beside him, and our members find him a constant inspiration. He motivates us all to keep going, and is always a source of great wisdom and wonderful Scottish humour.
Since joining DAI, James has continued his work locally and nationally, as well as being a very active DAI member on occasions representing us internationally, travelling with his dear wife, Maureen. James became a DAI board member some years ago, and continues to co host the UK peer to peer support group on a Monday morning, which now also meets on Thursdays.
Congratulations from us all James.
Thank you for all that you have done, and continue to do.