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Jane Hawking gives inspirational Conference talk

Over 200 delegates enjoyed our third annual Neuro Conference at BT Labs in Martlesham on October 4, with Dr Jane Hawking giving a fascinating keynote speech on her experiences as a family carer.

Jane, the first wife to Professor Stephen Hawking, described how their life made it to the big screen, and then charted her caring role for the famed scientist and gave recommendations on improving conditions for family carers.

Conference guests also heard from stroke consultant Dr M Rahman Chowdhury; Dr Tim Lockington on Parkinson’s disease; Wendy Holden (author of five Minutes of Amazing) about Chris Graham’s courageous battle with dementia; Helen Fairweather from Headway Suffolk, Ruth Booy of Irwin Mitchell; Cllr Rebecca Hopfensperger (Suffolk County Council Cabinet Portfolio holder for Adult Care); and BT Labs director Paul O’Brien.

Read the coverage and photos in the East Anglian Daily Timeshttp://www.eadt.co.uk/news/professor-stephen-hawking-s-first-wife-gives-truly-inspirational-speech-at-suffolk-headway-conference-in-martlesham-1-5223176