Angela Rippon

BiographyAngela Rippon

Broadcaster, journalist and presenter, Angela Rippon is a dedicated supporter of the Society, becoming an ambassador in 2009.

A BBC newsreader for five years, Angela has worked in news and current affairs for over 40 years. She has been awarded the OBE for her services to broadcasting, charity and the arts.

Angela has spoken of her experiences caring for her mother Edna who was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and sadly died in 2009.

Angela co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group alongside Alzheimer's Society Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, which focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people living with dementia.

Championing the rights of people with dementia and their carers, Angela attends events in support of Alzheimer's Society and recently supported the Counting the Cost campaign regarding caring for people with dementia on hospital wards.

'Dementia is the curse of the 21st century. We are an ageing population and this is going to touch us all. Alzheimer's Society's campaigning and support makes a huge difference to those affected by this cruel condition. Those who suffer from dementia need a voice. By becoming an Alzheimer's Society Ambassador, I hope I can help them be heard.'

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Watch our film of Angela Rippon talking about the progress made for the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia and what they hope to achieve in the over the following six months (duration 3:30 mins)

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