11 Nov 2019International
Eileen Taylor was diagnosed with early onset familial Alzheimer’s in 2009. She is currently Secretary of Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and hosts their Australia online weekly support group. She is Vice Chair of Dementia Australia, a member of their Advisory Group on Dementia Friendly Communities and a co-founder of DAAT (Dementia Awareness Advocacy Team). During 2016, she presented at the Dementia Australia National Consumer Summit in Canberra, the ADI Conference in Budapest and at the ADI’s Regional Conference in New Zealand. She also presented a poster at the Dementia Australia 2018 national conference “Be the Change”. She was a personal counsellor for nearly 20 years (now retired) and has an M.in HS (Hons) Rehab from Griffith University. Eileen has been a research study participant at The Prince Charles Hospital Geriatric Research Unit since she was diagnosed, and has participated in three clinical trial studies so far.