Kate Swaffer is a humanitarian, an advocate and activist for people living with dementia, and a widely published academic, author and poet. She is the 2017 SA Australian of the Year. In 2016, she received the University of Wollongong’s Alumni Social Impact Award and was named as one of Westpac/Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. Kate is Chair, CEO and co-founder of Dementia Alliance International, a global group for people living with dementia, a member of the World Dementia Council, and a board member and Regional Ambassador for South-East Asia of Alzheimer’s Disease International.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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