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Living with Dementia

22/06/2021.

Despite spending 20 years working for the NHS, where she would train nurses on how to roster staff, Wendy Mitchell admits the word ‘dementia’ had never entered her vocabulary. That changed on 31 July 2014, the day Wendy was told she had early-onset Alzheimer’s, aged 58.

Soon after her diagnosis, Wendy began writing a blog, Which me am I today?, which continues to diarise her experiences of what she calls her “new life” with dementia, and the process of adapting she’s undertaken with her two daughters. 

Since her dementia diagnosis, Wendy has taken part in vital research and won an Inspiring Individual award in 2017. Wendy has gone on to publish the Sunday Times Best Seller ‘Somebody I Used to Know’, which was released at the beginning of 2018 and has recently become available in paperback.

Living with dementia workshop

All are welcome (including healthcare professionals or those with dementia in their lives) to this online workshop with Wendy Mitchell. This online workshop explores ways people with dementia can live well and be better supported and how they, and those who support them (families, friends, volunteers and healthcare staff), can help contribute to improvements in healthcare, treatment and support. 

Discussion will be encouraged to share good ideas for living as well as possible with dementia, which means everyone can take away ideas to help them day to day. 

Workshop dates and times.

When?   This workshop takes place on the 07th December 
Time?    10.30am - 12.30pm 
Where?  This will be a online live event hosted via Microsoft Teams. You can book you place by accessing our recovery college platform. Click here to sign up to our platform. Once you have registered and booked you place, we will send you a link to the meeting via e-mail. 

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