Independent Researcher, Author & Co founder of Dementia Alliance InternationalAustralia
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Kate Swaffer is an independent researcher and author, and an award-winning campaigner for the rights of people with dementia and older persons globally, with a Master of Science in Dementia Care, a Bachelor of Psychology, a BA, a graduate Diploma in grief counselling, a retired nurse, and a co-founder of Dementia Alliance International, and an elected board member of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Publications include "A call to action for the improved identification, diagnosis, treatment, and care of people with young onset dementia" and "Health Professional Perspectives on Rehabilitation for People with Dementia". Kate continues to work with the WHO and others and is a peer reviewer for two academic journals. Her Submission and Witness Statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is the only one of more than 10,500 to ask for redress following abuse and neglct in residential aged care in Australia.