My name is Nigel and I live in Swansea; I was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2013. I have become fully engaged with social justice and human rights of people with dementia as the slow drip of being considered a lesser person because of my Dementia was made obvious to me.
I don’t believe a diagnosis turns a vibrant person to someone who can’t see himself out of the fog. It does happen sometimes but not always. I intend to hold people to account where I se social injustice applied to me and others with Dementia.
It is my intention to use political connections and the Human rights and Equality Act to bring injustice into the light and work with likeminded people across all agencies and convince those who may be reluctant.
I am currently Chair of the 3 Nations Dementia Working group and in January 2021 became a member of the European Working Group of People With Dementia.
I will keep on doing as much as I possibly can, for as long as I can. My hope is that my progression will be slow and I will have lots more priceless experiences.
I don’t intend to go quietly. If we all work together we can effect change.