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Kent’s most influential/inspiring person living with dementia

As it says…

There are many people I have met ‘living with dementia’ whom I find inspirational, so its a good job I was not allowed to nominate…  I would have still been writing now.

People with a diagnosis, family members and carers,  I have met a huge amount of people across Kent who are inspirational in many ways. A number of people were nominated for this award and unfortunately we can only have one winner for the award, however all those nominated are hugely inspiring for so many people and deserve the acknowledgement.

Kent’s Dementia Friendly Awards have been sponsored by businesses across Kent who are members of our Local Dementia Action Alliances and Dementia Friendly Communities.

Our Kent’s most influential/inspiring person living with dementia finalists are

Keith Oliver

Keith is Dementia Service User Envoy for Kent and Medway Partnership Trust and has fulfilled many other roles raising awareness of the needs of people with dementia since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 55 and retired from his role as primary school head teacher in Canterbury. He has resolutely refused to be self-pitying and instead has channelled his considerable skills into speaking eloquently on behalf of people with dementia.

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David Evans

Born 1944 and raised near Brighton. David’s Dad was a solicitor’s clerk and mum did sewing work. David taught physics in secondary schools before becoming deputy head at a challenging Battersea Comprehensive, followed by 2 secondary Headships in Kent

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Lorraine Brown

Lorraine has had a career in acute mental health and at the time of her diagnosis was working at Medway Maritime Hospital as a Support Time and Recovery Worker. Lorraine lives alone and with the support of friends and family is very independent. She attends local Alzheimer’s Society groups and meetings. She stays fits and healthy going on Medway Walks.

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