Today, we're delighted to welcome Kate Swaffer on to the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast. Kate is one of Australia’s most prominent advocates for the rights of people living with dementia. She herself was diagnosed with early onset dementia 13 years ago and is particularly passionate about ensuring that the post diagnostic process for people living with dementia improves dramatically.
She was the first person living with dementia to be invited to give a keynote speech to the World Health Organisation. She was also South Australia’s Australian of the Year for 2017 and co-founded the organisation Dementia Alliance International, a peer support network for people living with dementia.
This episode is all about viewing dementia as a condition that causes disabilities, and by interpreting the symptoms of dementia as specific disabilities, care and support for people living with dementia will improve drastically. There’s a lot more really interesting information in this episode, and we were thrilled to get the chance to talk to Kate.
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