I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontal-Temporal Dementia in 2011.
I understand the difficulties of adjusting to a dementia diagnosis and have found that keeping in touch with people, either face to face or via technology has been hugely beneficial. The peer support I receive from other people with dementia has benefited me greatly. I am currently a volunteer making companion calls to other people with dementia through the Alzheimer’s Society.
I have spoken at various conferences and events and am delighted to influence further as a 3 Nations Dementia Working Group Member.