Presidential Award for dementia champion Kevin Quaid

Kevin Quaid.

Dementia advocate Kevin Quaid was this week presented with the Presidential Award from Longford International College at an event held in Croke Park, Dublin. Mr Quaid was honoured for his outstanding contributions to the field of dementia advocacy. A regular contributor to the Vale Star/Weekly Observer, Mr Quaid, a native of Limerick and living in Kanturk, was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2017 after a previous diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.
In addition to his work with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Mr Quaid is chair of the ASI Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG), Vice-Chair of the Alzheimer Europe European Working Group of People with Dementia, and founder of Lewy Body Ireland. He is also a published author and has written two books about his experiences with dementia, titled ‘Lewy Body Dementia, Survival and Me’ and ‘I am KEVIN not Lewy’.
Saoirse Kelly, Advocacy Engagement and Participation Officer responsible for the IDWG, said: “We at the ASI and the IDWG are thrilled that Kevin will receive this honour. It is a testament to Kevin’s tireless approach to dementia advocacy and his commitment to ensuring the voices of those with dementia are heard.”
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