Helen Rochford-Brennan is the current Chairperson of the European Working Group of People with Dementia and is the group’s nominee to the Board of Alzheimer Europe.
She is former Chair of the Irish Dementia Working Group and its on the Monitoring Committee of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy. Throughout her time with these organisation she has campaigned to raise awareness of dementia, and spoken at international conferences, engaging with pharma, scientists, clinicians, educators, students and many research projects from developing evidence-based diagnosis to palliative care.
Helen was diagnosed after a five year struggle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 62 and has since written very personally about living with dementia.
Helen is speaking in the Developing the Clinical Studies Register session.