Kevin appointed Alzheimer’s ambassador

Kevin Quaid from Kanturk, and a native of Limerick, has been selected to represent Ireland for Alzheimer’s Europe, and is part of the European Working Group of People with Dementia, a great honour for the man who is well-known to readers of The Vale/Mallow Star for his weekly columns on Lewy Body Syndrome, a debilitating form of dementia. In an interview with Helen Broderick inside this paper, Kevin says that, “I will be following on from people like Michael Coote from Ireland, one of the founders of Alzheimer’s Europe 30 years ago, Dr Helen Rochford-Brennan from Tubbercurry, and Pat McLoughlin, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Some of the work involved will be meetings all over Europe and I am especially looking forward to speaking in the European Parliament.”
Kevin has featured regularly on television and radio all over Ireland, and during a very busy life has also opened a dementia café in Kanturk which is now on Zoom. He frequently writes about dementia and rights for people with dementia, and has helped to secure €13 million for services for people with dementia in this year’s budget. For more, see page 31.