I have worked in nursing and care since 1997, working with patients in hospitals, care-settings and at home. All my roles have involved working closely with people living with dementia and their carers, of whom the majority have been women. During my career the role of women as both formal and informal carers has become very apparent. Women play a significant part in dementia care and are therefore vital to planning for effective management.
Head of Care at Red & Yellow Care (www.redandyellowcare.com). Red & Yellow Care offers bespoke and responsive care for older people with long-term health conditions, including dementia, providing the right intervention by the right specialist at the right time. The Women and Dementia report was supported by grants from Red & Yellow Care and WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s