Our Managing Director of Caremark Worcester & Malvern Hills and Wychavon & Wyre Forest paid a visit to Bradford university. This was for her graduation ceremony. The business owner has always had a background in Domiciliary Care but has been especially devoted to dementia.

Having already achieved a degree in dementia studies, Caroline has graduated again. Caroline is proud to have a masters degree in the field of Advanced Dementia Studies.

During the last three years studying as well as running a business, there has been a whole lot to do. Caroline was one of only three to graduate with this degree, Advanced Dementia Studies

Caroline had this to say about her achievements

I have always had a firm interest in improving the lives of those living wits dementia. My grandmother lived with it and she sadly passed away many years ago in a Dementia home. A good quality, dementia based homecare wasn’t available at the time and I wanted to see what we could do for those in their own homes as well as care homes. I am proud of what we do each day to help people living with this disease, whilst keeping them in their own home, where they would prefer to be.

Bradford University want to hear more about her story

Caroline was interviewed by the University and was asked a lot about what this degree would mean to her and others within the local community

This qualification in Advanced Dementia Studies will ensure the best of training is given to my staff and that their undrstanding of dementia will assit people living with the disease will have the best of care in their own homes

Another special mention

It was a great day for all and there were over two hundred degrees being handed out in the health studies area, one special mention will go to Michael Andrews who recieved an honourary doctor of health during the ceremony.

Michael Andrews, 63, made the moving revelation ahead of receiving an Honorary Doctor of Health yesterday.

He said: “Never in a million years did I ever think I would have anything to do with a university, let alone receive an honorary doctorate. 

“I had to read the letter six times. I thought they must have the wrong person or that it was a wind-up.

“The University saved my life. I feel incredibly proud to receive this honour.”

In 2017, aged 57, Michael was diagnosed with a type of dementia called Posterior Cortical Atrophy. He has since made it his mission to raise awareness of the condition, appearing in educational films, writing books and working with healthcare professionals and students to change the treatment and perception of people living with dementia. 

If you would like to read more about Michael and his story please click this link.


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