Tell us a little about yourself:
I trained as a Social worker and spent 35 years working with children and families in the public and voluntary sectors before retiring in 2015. My mother was a teacher and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia in 2009. My siblings and I cared for her in the community until her condition deteriorated and she moved into a specialist care home. She is now in the late stages of dementia but happy, contented and living well. My mother and I were in the first cohort of families involved with Time for Dementia and are now about to have our third set of students. It has been a fantastic and rewarding initiative to be involved with and it is brilliant to be contributing to a project which transforms attitudes to dementia and which will contribute to better dementia care in the future.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I was a punk in 1977!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I am passionate about dementia care and improving the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers.