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Dementia Care Matters – Inspiring People

Let's introduce ourselves as a team. As individual people we passionately believe that 'Feelings Matter Most' in dementia care.  We aim to model ourselves how BEING person centred is at the heart of our approach to learning and developing services.

Leadership is about creating services that hold up an exciting mirror image of what dementia care can look, sound and feel like.


 


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David Sheard
CEO & Founder

Over the last 30 years I have developed a reputation as a challenging and motivational speaker and as a leading dementia care consultant in the UK,Ireland, USA and Canada........more

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Peter Priednieks
Deputy CEO

I have held a very varied work life, beginning as a Science teacher in Nottingham.In my late 20s I moved to become an RAF Officer with responsibility for training and development................more

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Gwen Coleman
Director of Care UK

My journey into the world of dementia care and support started unexpectedly but it has been a constant source of fulfilment and learning! I started my career 20 years ago in the.........more

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Catarina Versaevel

National Director DCM Canada

Catarina Versaevel, has an extensive background as a health care and management consultant, and lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Catarina has worked with Dementia Care Matters in the establishment of one of the 3 existing Butterfly Household Model homes in Alberta.......more 


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Sheena Wyllie
Associate Consultant Nurse

I have been a bit of a nomad in my nursing career, in that my experience has been varied since qualifying as a general nurse in 1982. .........more

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Deborah Espect
Executive Assistant to Dr David Sheard

I have a rather varied background, which ranges from managing two Business Centres and a theatre box office to more recently working as a Teaching Assistant and Mentor for learners with SEN.......more

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Billie-Jo Button
Support Manager , International

Born and raised in Brighton I would describe myself as a home bird in a very close family. I studied English, Law and Sociology at college before going on to.........more

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Sue Heiser
Academic Associate 

I qualified as a social worker in my mid thirties, after time spent in disability work as part of the Independent Living Movement of the 70s.......more


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Maureen Howe
Associate Consultant Nurse

Consultant Nurse & academic assessment. 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.........more

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Wendy Grosvenor
Academic Associate

Academic Assessment. I started my career in nursing in the 1990s and early on developed a real focus and passion for working with older people and people with dementia.......more

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Daren Felgate
Associate Consultant

After growing up in Liverpool and moving to London I have worked in learning and development for nearly 20 years. I began as a researcher and trainer with the charity.........more

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Sally Knocker
Consultant Trainer

Almost my entire working life has been at a national level influencing dementia care development. I was the first National Branch Development Officer for the Alzheimer’s Society.........more


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Deborah Evans
Associate Consultant

I started my career in residential care for older people in 1981 at the age of 16 this soon became a vocation. After a life changing event in 1993.........more

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Birgit Rodejohann
Support Manager , UK

Born in North West Germany and resident in the UK for 18 years I have forged a career working developing relationships with people in a variety of roles......more

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Rachel Foy
Administrator

Originally from Tottenham, London, I have lived in Brighton for the last 13 years. I have had a variety of different jobs.........more

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Joanne Baker
Accounts Administrator

I am a freelance bookkeeper who works for a variety of clients in the Brighton area. I started working with Dementia Care Matters in November 2015. During this time we have changed both the accounting and payroll systems over to cloud based software..........more