Becky’s first experience of Alzheimer’s was at just 12 years of age, when her grandmother was diagnosed. She lived with the condition for many years and Becky saw how it changed her. It was her grandmother’s journey that inspired Becky to go on and train as a dementia specialist working closely with affected families for over 15 years.
Becky now works as a doula and a freelance writer. The change in her career path came after she had her children – of which there are four! Her transition to motherhood inspired her to want to help others with theirs. Not only that, but both becoming a doula and writing have allowed her to spend much more time at home raising her family. She continues to support sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease with weekly volunteering and of course, through her writing.
With two jobs, four children, a husband and a dog there isn’t much time for hobbies! But Becky has a deep love for music from across the globe and enjoys attending a world music festival with her family every year.
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