Wendy Mitchell spent twenty years as a non-clinical team leader in the NHS before being diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia in July 2014 at the age of fifty-eight. Shocked by the lack of awareness about the disease, she vowed to spend her time raising awareness about dementia and encouraging others to see that there is life after a diagnosis. She is a former ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and in 2019 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health by the University of Bradford for her contribution to research.
Supported by York Dementia Action Alliance.
Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.