For many years I have had some connection with dementia. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2006 and I joined Alzheimer’s NSW at that stage. Since then I have been a dementia advocate and in 2011 I joined COTA as a peer educator/ambassador. More recently I became a member of the National Older Persons Reference Group (OPAN).

After my husband passed away in 2013 I became a volunteer facilitator for a support group for carers of people with dementia.