Hello,

I am a Public Speaker, Blogger and Podcaster. My main aim is to raise awareness of the challenges that carers and individuals face; and to champion the best life possible for those living with dementia, ill-mental health and those who care for them.

Having been a carer for my own mum, I hope my blog offers an insight into the complexities of becoming a parent to your own parent.

I hold a postgraduate degree in Psychology of Dementia Care from St Andrews University, am the former co-chair of Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance, and have conducted workshops at organisations such as Ogilvy, London Fire Brigade, Mishcon De Reya and Lexis Nexis.

Please contact me via the details on the contact page.

 
RECENT BLOGS
  • COVID-19: Caring from afar
    15 April, 2020

    Here is a blog I wrote for Mobilise about caring for a parent from afar throughout COVID-19. I've shared some ideas that I hope will be useful for people with caring responsibilities. 

  • Caring for a parent
    19 March, 2020

    The wonderful carer's charity Carers Trust asked me to share my experience of caring for a parent so here I share my story and I hope it offers comfort to others in similar positions. 

  • Reducing your risk of dementia
    5 February, 2020

    One of the most common questions I get asked when I talk to people about dementia is “How can I reduce my risk of getting dementia?” - it’s a completely valid question! 

  • Guilt and dementia
    17 December, 2019

    I always find myself saying to people that guilt is a wasted emotion. It’s there to tell us not to do something again … to learn from our mistakes and to spare us from the dreaded heart-wrenching, fierce knot-in stomach feeling that can immobilise our whole bodies.

  • Being a working carer
    6 November, 2019

    Recently I wrote a blog for Mental Health Conference This Can Happen about being a working carer and how employers can help so I've shared it below: 

LATEST PODCASTS
  • An interview with Dominic Cardall
    12 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to the lovely Dominic Cardall about his wife of 33 years Gill.

  • An interview with Charlotte Carp
    5 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to good friend Charlotte Carp whose mum lives with a rare form of dementia: Posterior Corticol Atrophy (PCA).

  • An interview with Kirsty Inman
    28 April, 2020

    This week Rebecca is joined by Kirsty Inman for an open and honest talk about how Kirsty managed her dad's diagnosis of both Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia from the age of 56.

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