Profile – Trevor Salomon

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Trevor Salomon


Trevor Salomon

Job Title:

Alzheimer’s Society Volunteer & Vice-Chairperson of the European Dementia Carers Working Group

Area of Research:

I use my voice and experience to raise awareness of dementia and in support of the challenges faced by carers

Tell us a little about yourself:

Following a career as an international marketing director, I chose to step away from this role in 2011 when it became evident I needed to devote time to my wife, Yvonne, and her emerging memory problems which were eventually diagnosed as young onset Alzheimer’s disease when she was 57 years old. My approach to looking after her emulated the style I adopted in my work life, namely to see obstacles simply as inconveniences which have to be circumnavigated…….no ifs, no buts, no choice. When Yvonne became a care home resident in May 2019, I took to volunteering my time for a number of dementia charities. I am now a regular speaker at events and in the media, helping to raise awareness about those living with dementia and the challenges faced by carers and family members who support them. I live in NW London and have two children and two young grandsons.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

On a business trip to Moscow in 2002 I was detained at Sheremetyevo airport for 3 hours suspected of being a Chechen terrorist.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

Don’t allow setbacks to grind you down. They are to be expected in research

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

How To Be Right, by James O’Brien. Will advise about it being a recommended read (or not) only when I finish it

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