Profile – Jayne Goodrick, Dementia Champion

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Jayne Goodrick


Jayne Goodrick

Job title:

Dementia Carers Count Advisory Member & Campaigner for National Association of Care Caterers

Tell us a little about yourself:

I live in Rhuddlan, North Wales, run a property management business, and spend a significant amount of time speaking to others about my lived experience with dementia. My mother has a diagnosis of dementia, small vessel disease, and my husband Chris Roberts has a diagnosis of mixed dementia, vascular damage and Alzheimer’s. Together we contribute to various social media platforms and online peer support networks, we’re Dementia Friends Champions, Ambassadors for the Alzheimer’s Society, Champions for Join Dementia Research, and Ambassadors for the National Association of Care Caterers, NACC.

My role as a carer has led to my acting on the advisory group for ‘tide’ (together in dementia everyday), a dementia carer’s involvement network; the North Wales Dementia Resource Network, BCUHB SBRI committee and Clinical Advisory group, the largest health board in Europe. I am passionate about the challenges for informal carers and I speak on behalf of many carer groups and charities, and support other people living with dementia to become involved and have their voice heard.

Together with Chris, I  work on many advisory groups for dementia related networks, and have made several appearances on national TV and radio including a documentary entitled ‘Living with dementia, Chris’s story’ for BBC Panorama, and they continually strive to change things for the better.

(Jayne was also awarded the Prime Ministers Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community).

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