Former Alzheimer's Society Trustee and Ambassador Dr Daphne Wallace passes away

We are sad to announce the passing of the much loved former Society Trustee and Ambassador, Dr Daphne Wallace. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, Richard, and the loved ones of Daphne.

Two pictures of the late Dr Daphne Wallace

Daphne worked within psychiatry for the NHS from 1966 to 2000, including as a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People, where she set up a service to help people living with mental health problems.

Daphne had a long-standing relationship with Alzheimer’s Society. She served as a Trustee for 12 years, and was an Ambassador until 2016/7.

Daphne was part of Alzheimer's Society's Research Network and involved in a variety of research projects. She was a member of the External Reference Group for the National Dementia Strategy in England as well as other groups with an interest in ageing and dementia.

Throughout her career, Daphne fought for improved care and awareness for those with dementia and their families.

Sadly, Daphne was diagnosed with small vessel vascular dementia, also known as subcortical dementia, in 2005.

Our thoughts are with Daphne's family and loved ones at this time.

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