In 2011, after coming to terms with my diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease aged 55, I was determined to try and use my remaining skills alongside drive and enthusiasm to further the cause of improving the lives of people affected by dementia.
I developed the role of Kent and Medway’s Dementia Envoy and am also an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. I speak widely at conferences and have delivered the opening address at UK Dementia Congress. I serve on a wide range of national and international panels, steering groups and boards including the national Dementia Action Alliance.
Following the success of the book “Welcome to Our World” in 2014, I published “Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk”, my memoirs, in November 2016, which aims to raise over £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and Innovations in Dementia. I am delighted to serve as a representative on the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group.