Dr Hilda Hayo – Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO, Dementia UK

Hilda Hayo has been the Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO for Dementia UK since 2013, the charity who specialise in the provision and development of Admiral Nurses (specialist dementia nurses).

A dual registered nurse, she has over 40 years experience developing and leading dementia specialist teams. During this time, she has held senior positions in clinical services, hospital management and higher education.

Hilda is particularly proud of setting up and leading a nurse led Younger People with Dementia service in Northamptonshire and still retains a small clinical caseload. She completed her doctorate in 2016 into “How and why does social connectedness change in families living with the effects of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia?”

Hilda is a member of the Young Dementia Network research workstream.