I'm Rebecca and I am a Public Speaker, Writer 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 formerly been a young carer for over a decade I offer an insight into the complexities of being a parent to your own parent.  

I hold a postgraduate degree in the Psychology of Dementia Care from the University of St Andrews and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies from The Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy. I also acted as the North London Dementia Representative for Alzheimer's Society and co-chaired an East Sussex Dementia Action Alliance.

I have conducted workshops for organisations such as Arsenal Football Club; Ogilvy; Alzheimer's Society; London Fire Brigade and Mishcon De Reya.

I was also previously nominated for Good Morning Britain's Million Minutes unsung heroes award and Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friend of the Year. 

Please contact me via the details on the contact page.

 

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RECENT BLOGS
  • Grieving for a parent who is living
    14 May, 2022

    One of the hardest things you will ever have to do is grieve for someone who is still living. This blog discusses the grief process of the loss of my mum. I really hope it is helpful for others.

  • I will always miss you, mum!
    26 March, 2022

    In 2020 I said a beyond heart-aching goodbye to my mum. The person who I love and also the person who I can devastatingly no longer have in my life.

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

    Here is a blog I wrote about caring for a parent 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. 

  • How to reduce your risk of developing 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! 

LATEST PODCASTS
  • An interview with Claire Grover-Forde
    29 May, 2020

    Rebecca speaks to the lovely Claire Grover-Forde who is a Support with Confidence PA. Claire has been working as a PA for four years and within the Health and Social Care sector for ten years. 

  • 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).