'Inspirational' dementia carer, Tommy Whitelaw, to host talk at Peace Hospice Care in Watford

Watford Observer: 'Inspirational' dementia carer to host a talk at Peace Hospice 'Inspirational' dementia carer to host a talk at Peace Hospice

A man who has campaigned to raise awareness of dementia and the impact it has on families has been invited to give a talk at Peace Hospice Care at 5pm on Tuesday, January 21.

Tommy Whitelaw looked after his mum, Joan, who had vascular dementia.

He has been travelling the length and breadth of the country speaking to carer groups, health and social care professionals, students and key decision-makers who have influence over the lives of people affected by dementia.

His "Tommy on Tour" campaign to make a difference has been described as "inspirational" by countless healthcare professionals.

Tommy said: "For years I travelled the world running global merchandising operations for the Spice Girls, Kylie and U2. Then, I became a full time carer for my late mum, Joan.

"My motivation came from the love I had for my mum and I would do it all again in a heartbeat, but my experience has shown me just how tough it is to live with dementia and how many struggles it can bring."

His visit to Watford is a joint initiative between Peace Hospice Care and the Hospice of St Francis. To book a place contact linda.harris@stfrancis.org.uk

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