Kate Swaffer

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Kate Swaffer is committed to meaningful dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders about the critical issues impacting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones,

Advocate and activist for dementia and aged care, person living with the diagnosis of a younger onset dementia. Honours student at the University of SA writing a thesis on dementia. Member of Alzheimer’s Australia committees: National Consumer Advisory Committee, Consumer Dementia Research Network, Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) National Network. Advisor to numerous nursing home groups on dementia care, performer at Adelaide Fringe 2012 on living with dementia called My Unseen Disappearing World, International and Australian presenter and keynote speaker on dementia. Patron for play about YOD, The Visitors, Urban Myth Theatre Company, 2013.

Previous careers – Registered nurse in aged/dementia care and operating theatres, chef, executive in health care sales.

Aim: To increase awareness of, and improve services for dementia and aged care


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