Dementia: Quality of Care 2015
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
Daphne Wallace worked in psychiatry in the NHS from 1966 to 2000. From 1969 to 1974 she worked in learning disability services in Durham, before moving to Yorkshire in 1974 where she worked in addictions, general psychiatry and old age psychiatry.
She was Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People in Leeds from 1979, setting up a service for older people with mental health problems and fighting for resources, particularly for those with dementia. She retired in 2000, also working in private practice, (mostly psychotherapy) from 1992 to March 2007.
Daphne was a Medical Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal from 1996 until May 2013, and a Member of the External Reference Group for the National Dementia Strategy and Co-Chair of the Implementation Reference Group
She was an Alzheimer’s Society Member at the Leeds Branch until 2000, a National Trustee from 1994 to 2006, and committee member of the Craven Branch from 2000. She is a Former Member of the Research Network and Member of the Living with Dementia Group, and an Ambassador for the Society.
Daphne was the UK Representative on the Alzheimer Europe Working Group for People with Dementia from its inception in 2012 until autumn 2014.
She has been a member of the Dementia Group of the Christian Council on Ageing since 1990 and chair from 1996 to 2007, and is also a Member of Médecine de la Personne International and British Group – concerned with whole person medicine.
She is involved with a variety of research projects to do with improving care for those with dementia and their families.
Daphne was diagnosed with very early Small Vessel Vascular Dementia in 2005.