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James McKillop receives 2019 Richard Taylor Advocates Award

Saturday 21 September 2019

James McKillop MBE has received the 2019 “Richard Taylor Memorial Advocates Award” – an award given out annually by the Dementia Alliance International (DAI). He was given the award personally, during the DAI’s online “Cafe Le Brain” (pictured) and then the award was officially announced, on 21 September, which is World Alzheimer’s Day. Mr McKillop has a diagnosis of dementia and is a pioneer in the field of dementia advocacy. One of his great achievements, to date, was founding the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG), of which he was also the first Chairperson. The SDWG is a national campaigning group run by people with dementia. It acts as the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland. Mr McKillop is now a member of the DAI, and continues to work locally and nationally in his native Scotland, as well as doing international advocacy work, representing the DAI.