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Posted in Journal Reviews on 13th Nov 2015

Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive presented with CBE for services to older people

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, has been presented with a CBE for services to older people by Her Majesty the Queen. Jeremy has been Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society since 2010. During Jeremy’s time at Alzheimer’s Society, he has succeeded in significantly raising the profile of dementia among the general public and to political leaders on the world stage. Alzheimer’s Society worked hard to shape the agenda for the 2013 G8 summit, which was dedicated to tackling dementia. Jeremy has also steered a major shift in society’s attitudes towards people with dementia. He co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champion Group which works to develop dementia friendly communities. Jeremy has also overseen the creation of Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, the biggest ever social action movement to change perceptions of dementia, which was one of the many reasons for the Society’s recent achievement of being named ‘Britain’s Most Admired Charity’ at this year’s Third Sector Awards.

Professor Tony Holland awarded a CBE

Professor Tony Holland has been awarded a CBE on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to psychiatry. He is Professor of the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities and Head of the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group in the department of Psychiatry. His main areas of research include the relationship between genetic syndromes and associated psychiatric and behavioural disorders, and clinico-legal studies. He is also Chair in Learning Disabilities at the Health Foundation, Fellow and Vice-President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, President of the UK Prader-Willi Association, and President of Cambridge MENCAP.

ACNR 2015;15(5):3.  Online 13/11/2015

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