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Membership of the Advisory Group

The LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group is managed by a group of core members. Between us, we have a wealth of lived experience of dementia and of identifying as LGBTQ+. We meet monthly to discuss our projects and enquiries we receive via email. From time to time we may invite other people to join, observe, or contribute to the group. These could be:

● People with lived experience of dementia;

● Health and care professionals;

● Academics and students researching relevant topics;

● Anyone who has something to share or wants to learn more about the lives of people living

with dementia who identify as LGBTQ+ and the types of support available.

If you are interested in joining the group as a core member or guest please contact us.

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Thomas Williams

As a gay man with friends affected by dementia, I am interested in the intersection of dementia and LGBTQ+ identities. I am training to become an Occupational Therapist and look forward to bringing this experience to the profession.

Mike Parish

Carer and husband to Tom Hughes

I care for my husband Tom who is living with PSP. I am highly driven to secure safe, relevant and enlightened services for all LGBTQ+ people living with dementia through working with talented like-minded people

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Dáithí Clayton

Volunteer and Advisor 

Dáithí Clayton was born in Chicago, but holds Irish citizenship by descent. He lives in County Cork, Ireland where he advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion in healthcare and housing

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