Wendy Mitchell, Living with young onset dementia, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador, blogger & member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group
Wendy was diagnosed with young onset dementia on the 31st July 2014 at the age of 58 years old.
She retired early from the NHS having worked as a non-clinical team leader for 20 years. Post-diagnosis, she was shocked by the lack of awareness, both in the community and clinical world, so she now spends all of her time travelling around the country raising awareness and encouraging others to embrace her passion for research.
Wendy is a member of the Young Dementia Network research workstream.