World Dementia Council welcomes new member living with dementia

Newsflash from the UK Department of Health, 29 January, 2015:

The World Dementia Council has announced that it has appointed Hilary Doxford as a member. Hilary was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.

Hilary and her husband Peter Paniccia featured in videos shown at the G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013. Hilary also attended the World Dementia Council’s third meeting in October 2014, where she spoke about how her life has been affected by dementia.

Hilary wrote a blog for the Department of Health on Three words to describe being diagnosed with dementia in the run-up to the G8 Dementia Summit. You can watch her and her husband Peter talking about her diagnosis in the film below.