Kate Swaffer is an advocate, author and speaker, committed to meaningful dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders about the critical issues impacting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones. She will be addressing the BaptistCare ‘Stories of Me’ Dementia Forum in Sydney on 15th September, 2016.
If you have been medically diagnosed with dementia you can become a member of Dementia Alliance International for free by joining here www.joindai.org or you can contact Kate on her website http://kateswaffer.com
As a working mother, also studying double undergraduate degrees at university, it was like being struck by lightning. Our youngest son said at the time: "But Mum, isn’t that a funny old persons disease?" We laughed, but eventually the gravity of the situation took its toll, and I cried for weeks.