As a passionate advocate for people living with dementia Baptistcare is delighted to present Kate Swaffer, humanitarian, author and activist to share her remarkable personal story and insight into how she is redefining the way the world views dementia.
In 2008, aged only 49, Kate was diagnosed with a rare type of younger onset dementia and was advised by her health care professionals to get her end of life affairs in order, and to give up work and study. At the time, she was a married working mother of two teenage sons. Since her diagnosis, Kate has travelled the world advocating for a human rights approach to dementia and was named the 2017 South Australian of the Year for her dedication to improving services and outcomes for people living with dementia.
Kate’s powerful words will challenge misconceptions about dementia and open our eyes to new ways of supporting and empowering people with the diagnosis.