Tommy is still on Tour in Scotland
Friday 23 March 2012
In November 2011, we reported on campaigner Thomas Whitelaw's year-long trek through Scotland to raise awareness of dementia. "Tommy on Tour" spoke to thousands of caregivers and collected a stack of letters and e-mails. He personally delivered these to Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's Deputy Prime Minister. We cited this as a satisfactory ending to a very successful campaign. Apparently we were wrong…
In 2012, Tommy Whitelaw continues to be very active. Apart from caring for his mother Joan, who lives with vascular dementia, he is still meeting caregivers around Scotland. His blog already has 170+ posts in 2012. He has been mentioned in the papers, has given radio interviews and has appeared on TV. He is due to appear in a short film and next month he'll meet with Ms Sturgeon again.
Tommy is always happy to hear from caregivers and is particularly interested in the daily life experiences of those who care for people with dementia. His website, which contains many interesting links and articles, can be found at: http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.com