Colette established and is co-convenor of the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia, which raises awareness and works to secure cross party support for initiatives which address  the multiple challenges facing people with dementia in Ireland and their carers. Colette previously served as the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI). She was responsible for all aspects of the operation of the charity including the provision of services and supports for people with dementia all over Ireland, HR and the management of 1,000 staff, financial management and advocacy.

Key Actions

  • Secured Minister for Health commitment to expand national network of Dementia Advisers in Budget 2020.
  • Supported regional development of ASI’s Irish Dementia Working Group, led by people with dementia.
Colette’s work on the All-Party Oireachtas Group to date includes:

Colette speaking on the National Dementia Strategy

Transcript: Seanad Éireann debate – Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018. Associated video below.