Brought up in Cathiness, I moved to Glasgow in 1990 to embark on my nurse training. I qualified in 1993 as a RGN.
Having met and married a Glasgow boy, I remained living and working in the city for the next 8 years. During this time I gained experience in the hospital and community.
After the birth of my twin boys, and missing the countryside, as a family we made the move back to Cathiness.
Still wanting to 'keep my hand in', I took up a part time post at Pentland View in Thurso. To my surprise, Barchester nurtured and encouraged me to develop a career.
They the potential in me and I was supported to become involved in staff training and induction.
One key element of my training role was to deliver dementia training.
Through this time I discovered that I was developing a real passion for working with people living with dementia. I September 2015 I took up a post in the Memory Lane unit.
I have learnt and truly believe that, with the right support, people can live well with dementia. I am privileged to work alongside and lead a team of nurses and carers who understand this.
As a community, together we laugh, together we cry, we share the good and the bad times. Dementia or no dementia, we are human.