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20 June 2016: Raoul Grönqvist leaves the EWGPWD

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On 20 June, we received news that Raoul Grönqvist has decided to leave our European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD). His wife, Milja Ahola contacted us to let us know that Raoul no longer feels able to participate in the group and will step down from his position as a member.

Raoul was born in 1951 in Helsinki, Finland. He is a tribologist and a Doctor of Technology and speaks four languages. He has always enjoyed playing classical guitar and also enjoys walking his poodle. After his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies at the age of 60, he joined the EWGPWD in the hope that his work experience would help him contribute to the work of the group and consequently help other people with dementia. He has also belonged to a self-support group in Finland during this time.

We would like to thank Raoul for his important contributions and Milja for supporting her husband at meetings.



Last Updated: Tuesday 20 September 2016