POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –
Truly a hero, Patrick Ettenes is living with HIV and early onset, frontal lobe atrophy, dementia, the youngest person diagnosed in the UK with the particular diagnoses. He has campaigned to raise understanding and awareness around these diseases and to bring about change in society to enable people to live better with them. This includes as a member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group, LGBT Foundation and founder of LGBT Dementia Network. Patrick has spoken about his experiences at events across the UK. His university lecturing includes with Alzheimer’s Society and National Dementia Action Alliance about his own story and the ground-breaking ‘Bring Dementia Out’ innovation project. He has interviewed with the media including Manchester Evening News, U.S Huffington Post and has been a regular writer for Positive Light magazine in Canada.