Dr Nori Graham awarded lifetime achievement in dementia care

04:54 EST 15 Nov 2017 | Alzheimer Disease International

Dr Graham holding a workshop during the Alzheimer University

15 November 2017 - Dr Nori Graham has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care Award at the UK’s 8th National Dementia Care Awards 2017. The award recognises her work on old age psychiatry and care, which has made a significant contribution to the quality of life of people living with dementia for more than 30 years, including as the Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) from 1996 to 2002 and Chair of the Alzheimer’s Society from 1987 to 1994.

Nori continues to be an active advocate for better care in her role as Honorary Vice President of ADI and regularly presents at conferences and meetings including the Alzheimer University programme for developing associations. Nori has also written numerous publications on dementia including ‘Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’ and many articles on challenging the stigma of dementia, improving quality of care, and recognising the rights of those affected.

Paola Barbarino, CEO, congratulated Nori on the award, adding, “Nori Graham’s contribution to our field is immense. As well as her many accomplishments and publications, as Chair of ADI, Nori was the person behind key initiatives such as the Alzheimer University, which continue to form the backbone of our organisation. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to Nori.”

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