Maureen Howe - Associate Consultant Nurse
I qualified as a registered nurse in 1966 and have worked with older people for the last 30 years many who are living with a dementia. I completed my working life as Dementia Champion for a care home company specialising in nurse and team modelling in dementia care. Determined to make a difference for people living with a dementia where I worked, I set out on my journey gathering up like minded people to help me achieve this. During this time I trained to become a trainer in person centred care, I undertook Dementia Care Matter's one year course "An Emotional Journey" and other training with the support of Dementia Care Matters and Alzheimer’s Society.
Since retiring from full time work I continue to train care home staff and also work as a part time lecturer for The University of the West of England. In this way I get the message about people living with a dementia to a wide audience. I am currently marking assignments for those undertaking the Person Centred Dementia Care University recognised course. I am envious of everyone participating - I have very happy memories of the course. I am also providing Nurse Consultancy as part of the “Nurse Modelling” aspect of Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Projects.
I love gardening, cooking, spending time with family and friends and walking. I continue to be passionate about making a difference for people living with a dementia.