Keith Oliver

Keith Oliver lives near to Canterbury with his wife Rosemary. Keith’s world changed when he was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, also known as Alzheimer’s, at the age of 55.

He has enjoyed a 33-year career in teaching with his final teaching post as head teacher of Blean Primary School.

Keith has a very positive attitude towards dementia, an attitude he says he’s always had towards life, and something that helps him deal with it day-to-day. He is actively involved in helping others to cope with early-onset dementia and works to promote recognition of the symptoms.

He has also been actively working as a Dementia Envoy for the trust and has carried out some exceptional work. In 2014, alongside seven other writers and with the help of university students and the Alzheimer’s Society, he published 'Welcome to our world'.