In one form or another I have been a carer since I was just 8 years old (quite some time ago!!) when my Grandma, who had dementia, came to live with us. She spent five years with us and then moved to a local hospital for a further two years. Over the years since then I have supported family members, members of our church congregation and others in the wider community. Through my voluntary work I have developed Dementia Friendly screenings for our Community Cinema and attended training to help me to understand how to support those with dementia and their carers.
I am delighted to be able to make use of my experience to do what I can to support those in our network.