Bill Wilson

Alzheimer's Society

Like all carers, Bill is an unsung hero, but he especially deserves recognition for his tireless commitment to helping others affected by dementia. Bill has helped raise the topic of dementia when so many want to ignore it. He’s campaigned, raised funds, spoken at events, and lobbied local government since Jo’s death – all in Jo's name.

“I want the whole world to talk about dementia," Bill Wilson says, adding: "I'm really not going to be happy until that happens. If I can keep Dr Jo Wilson in everybody's mind then that's great because then they're thinking about dementia."

Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer and one in three people born in the UK today with develop dementia in their lifetime. It’s something governments, policymakers, the public, families and individuals can no longer ignore. Bill is everyone’s Unsung Hero, because dementia can affect anyone, and likely will affect you and your family.

We want Bill to win the Unsung Hero award to show dementia it cannot win when there’s people like Bill, who have been through so much, and are still prepared to fight it.