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Helen Rochford-Brennan is the current Chairperson of the European Working Group of People with Dementia and is the group’s nominee to the Board of Alzheimer Europe; she is former Chair of the Irish Dementia Working Group. Helen is on the Monitoring Committee of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy and a Global Dementia Ambassador.  Throughout her time with these organisation she has campaigned to raise awareness of dementia through a Rights based approach, speaking at international conference’s, engaging with pharma, scientists, clinicians, educators, students and many research projects from developing evidence –based diagnosis to palliative care.

Helen was diagnosed after a five year struggle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 62 and has since written very personally about living with Alzheimer type of dementia. She hopes her participation in research will one day help find a cure

Throughout Helen’s life she has been a Rights and Social Justice Campaigner and today advocates for the Rights of people with Dementia in particular Alzheimer’s. 



Last Updated: Tuesday 07 July 2020