Bryn Waldron

We are shocked and saddened to learn that Bryn has died suddenly, just a few days after the death of his beloved wife Sylvia – or Sylvie as he called her. Bryn was a busy man, involved in several organisations, including Dementia-friendly Seiriol and the Alzheimers Society, as well as being an active member and strong advocate of tide. Bryn was one of the group of tide carers who worked with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to plan the carers’ input to the Board’s dementia training days. He told his story with impact, highlighting his and Sylvie’s particular experiences of health services – good and bad – so that staff participating could take away ideas about how to improve their practice when looking after people with dementia and how to involve carers as equal partners in care. He contributed to the information leaflet for carers produced by Ynys Mon council last year and was passionate about raising awareness about sensory loss. Despite his busy life he always put Sylvie first, visiting her daily in the care home and making sure she was physically comfortable. He told us that even though Sylvia had little speech and was nursed mostly in bed for several months towards the end of her life, she still knew when he was with her and when he was about to leave – alerted by the sound of his zipping up his back pack, she would open her eyes and look at him. Such love gave him the determination to improve the experiences of every family affected by dementia. He will be sorely missed but his influence will not be lost.