Poetry competition: entries closing soon

As those of you know have been following my blog for a long time, it used to be a daily blog, and last week, at an author event I spoke at in  small country town called Two Wells where Annabel Crabb comes from, I met the wonderful Carolyn Cordon, a fellow poet and someone I have known…

Congratulations Maree McCabe

Alzheimer’s Australia announces Maree McCabe as new Chief Executive Officer I am delighted and thrilled to congratulate Maree on her appointment as CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia, am excited and confident in her undertaking of this new role. It’s a ‘big job’ and as a consumer, feel we are all very lucky to have her at the helm.…

Kindness is far more important…

Last year, I was asked to answer some questions for a website featuring Change agent stories, which has now changed its focus. They invited people to write stories whom they considered to be ‘Radicals or Change Agents’. The questions took me a long time to answer, and even now, I am not sure if I have answered them well,…

Professor Tom Dening reviews my book

‘What the hell happened to my brain? Living beyond dementia’  Review published by Professor of Dementia Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham University on 30 December, 2016. Reproduced here, with permission. “Kate Swaffer is phenomenal. Diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia before the age of 50, she has been a leading advocate for dementia ever since, with…