Dementia UK boss Dr Hilda Hayo to speak at Headway Suffolk 2018 Neuro Conference

The event will be held at Kesgrave Conference Centre. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The event will be held at Kesgrave Conference Centre. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The chief executive of charity Dementia UK will be a keynote speaker at a Suffolk convention exploring the field of neurology.

Dr Hilda Hayo will give a presentation at Headway Suffolk’s fourth Neuro Conference on Wednesday, October 17 at Kesgrave Conference Centre.

With more than 38 years’ experience working with people diagnosed with dementia and their families, Dr Hayo is also Dementia UK’s Chief Admiral Nurse.

She has recently published a book, along with two other colleagues, on early onset dementia and identifying how to deliver more appropriate support and care for younger patients.

Headway Suffolk works with people affected by the condition, hosting a support group every second Friday on the month in Ipswich.


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The charity hopes to work with more closely with Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses it trains in the future.

Dr Hayo, whose talk is sponsored by the East of England Co-op, joins scientist and health expert Professor Robert Winston on the line-up.

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Further speakers will be announced in due course and will address a broad range of subjects related to brain injury and neurological conditions.

Headway Suffolk’s Neuro Conference hit the headlines in 2016 when brilliant scientist Stephen Hawking, who died this month, made a rare public appearance to discuss his life with motor neurone disease.

Tickets are £40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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