Women: the CEO’s of the household

The following is a portion of my presentation at the GADAA event, Women and Dementia: A Global Challenge event last Thursday! When diagnosed with dementia, women experience stigma, discrimination, sexism (that exists everywhere, not just because of dementia) and if diagnosed younger, then we also experience the ageism attached to having what is perceived to be an ‘older…

Choosing the right home care provider…

Seven steps to help you choose the right home care provider First published February 27, 2017 12.29pm AEDT, written by Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low, for The Conversation.   Older people needing extra help to live at home, whether that’s help with bathing, gardening, transport or physiotherapy, now have greater choice when it comes to the types…

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…