Frank’s Law campaigner Amanda Kopel to be honoured by dementia charity

Amanda Kopel

Amanda Kopel is to be honoured by Scotland’s leading dementia charity for her successful battle to make Frank’s Law a reality.

The campaigner, from Kirriemuir, will receive a special recognition award from Alzheimer Scotland next month to mark her “tireless commitment and dedication to improving the lives of many people with dementia and their families”.

Frank’s Law is due to come into force by April 2019 and will benefit at least 9,000 families by extending free personal care to people with dementia under the age of 65.

Mrs Kopel spearheaded the campaign in memory of her late husband — Dundee United legend Frank — who died in 2014 after a battle with dementia.

She said she was “very humbled” by the recognition for the work she started with her husband in June 2013 and pledged to go on fighting for others in need of support.

Henry Simmons, chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland, said the award recognised Mrs Kopel’s campaign and her tireless commitment and dedication to improving the lives of many people with dementia and their families through Frank’s Law.

The ceremony will be held in Glasgow on November 6.

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