What's Bill Up To?

Bill Yeates is incredibly inspirational.

Bill  lives as well as possible with dementia and generously contributes to the wellbeing of others at community and individual levels.

Bill recently presented “Life with Dementia” at RMYC (Pittwater) with Kay, provided a Staff Development Session for HammondCare, spoke at the Sydney Dementia Network Symposium (Sydney University), was interviewed by channel Nine (news) and Elder Abuse Action Australia (podcast) competed in several surf lifesaving & Masters swimming events (including national competitions), raised over $50K for charity via the Ocean Rockpool Tour, made a documentary about his journey, and was Keynote Speaker at the International Alzheimer's conference in Poland. 

And that's just in the first 4 months of 2024. Way to go, Bill - you contribute so much to our community!

an inspiring team” - Dementia Australia

Although Bill aims to inspire people with dementia to live well, we find there are just as many people without dementia who are equally inspired as he generously shares his personal challenges and successes in “Life with Dementia” sessions. 

You can find more info about Bill here or at the bottom of this page.

Keynote Speaker at Global Conference in Krakow (April 2024)

Bill was a Keynote Speaker at the biennial Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Krakow 24-26 April 2024. He said, "It was an extraordinary honor to deliver my presentation in the presence of distinguished guests, including Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan and Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain."  Bill spoke candidly about the impact of his Tree of Awakening Your Positivity and reablement plans, saying "they allowed me to move away from the darkness that surrounded me, to now start living a better life, one that I value".

Australian Surf Lifesaving Titles (April 2024)

Bill reached a 2-yr goal when he competed in the Australian Surf Lifesaving Titles Over 50s Champion Lifesaver Event at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

"Although I placed 9th, the joy of realising my long-held goal far outweighed any disappointment", said Bill.

The enduring lesson lies in my favourite leaf on my Tree, ‘just keep swimming’. It encapsulates the essence of perseverance and resilience amidst life's challenges. Goals are set, obstacles encountered, but it's the resolve to persist that truly defines our journey". 

Celebrating 4-yrs of Bill's Tree (Dementia Connections, Canada)

Raising Awareness and Funds for Dementia Research (March 2024)

Speaker at HammondCare Staff Development Session (March 2024)

Interview - Elder Abuse Action Australia (March 2024)

Sydney Dementia Network Symposium (March 2024)

C-STAM on Channel Nine News (March 2024)

NSW State Champion Lifesaver (March 2024)

Australian Masters Finswimming Championships (Feb 2024)

NSW Branch Champion Lifesaver Competition (Feb 2024)

Bill made another documentary (Feb 2024)

Ocean Rockpool Tour Raised $50K for Charities (Jan 2024)

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