Activists and Pioneers: The Women Behind Dementia

In recognition of International Women's Day today (8th March 2018), and a year celebrating the achievements and milestones of women, we would like to honour the many women whose relentless activism and drive for change has transformed research, care, support and representation for people living with dementias, their carers and loved ones. 

Dementia is also a particular challenge for women, affecting twice as many women as men, and care responsibilities falling disproportionately onto them. Today, as on any other day, we need to keep striving to support and enrich the lives of people and women experiencing dementia in every way possible. 

This is just a selection of the inspiring women pressing for progress and we recognise there are many, many more - we encourage you to share your stories on social media using #womenbehinddementia.















Agnes Houston