Michael Belleville is a patient advocate who was diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. Michael presently has a Technical Consultant and Developer role for Dementia Alliance International. He is working to advocate on behalf of the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias for access to quality care and support services.
Previously, Michael worked as the Senior Telecommunications Technician at Verizon where he was responsible for ongoing maintenance of nationwide network and telecommunications circuits as well as during crisis situations, international roll-outs and government projects.
He is now focused on working with Dementia Alliance International as well as Dementia Action Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Association in the US. Michael is a Board member of the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors where he acts as a representative for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias that provide guidance and support for implementation of strategic and annual planning.
Michael’s presentation will combine the knowledge he acquired in his years at Verizon and his new perspectives as a person living with dementia. In our exciting new plenary session, Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, Michael will discuss how people with dementia use new technologies.