Wendy Weidner appointed as Research and Policy Project Lead

06 February 2018 — Wendy will join ADI on 1 March and be responsible for ADI’s participation in the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), Dementia Alliance International, the University of Sussex and other universities and Alzheimer associations in seven countries.

The STRiDE project will help to build research capacity and provide much-needed evidence on dementia care in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa. Wendy's role will also include a focus on other research that ADI is involved in, including liaising with ADI’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel.

Wendy joins ADI from Dementia UK, where her role involved working collaboratively to develop and improve dementia services, developing business cases, promoting the work of the organisation and managing the business development team. Wendy has also managed a local reminiscence project for people living with dementia and worked for a number of organisations in Africa. Wendy is American, but has been resident in the UK for many years, and also speaks French.

Wendy said, “I’m thrilled to be joining the ADI team and to have the opportunity to work in partnership with LSE and our member Alzheimer’s Associations on this exciting project that will build local capacity and strengthen support for people living with dementia and their care partners.”                                                                                     




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