Hi everyone, it’s nice to virtually meet you!
My name is Lucy and I started working for Viaqqio back in July. Since starting, I have been familiarising myself with the Onwards project and will continue to work on its development going forward.
As a newcomer to the project, I conducted initial research to gain more of an understanding of dementia. It was very surprising to learn how many people across the world are affected by dementia; these numbers were much higher than I expected.
There have been so many things that have challenged what I thought I knew about dementia, none more so than the online dementia community. I have found it so insightful to read people sharing their own experiences of dementia. The openness and passion of these stories and experiences helps highlight how different dementia can be from person to person.
I am delighted to work on this project and have the opportunity to develop a truly valuable service that will help people with dementia live well.