Wendy Mitchell

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Wendy was diagnosed with young onset dementia on the 31st July 2014 at the age of 58 years young - she notes 'I might not have much of a short term memory but that’s one date I’ll never forget!' She soon retired from the NHS, having worked as a non-clinical team leader for twenty years. 

Post diagnosis, she was shocked by the lack of awareness of dementia, both in the community and clinical world, so now spends her time travelling around the country raising awareness and encouraging others to embrace her passion for research.

She is the proud author of the Sunday Times bestseller Somebody I Used to Know, which she would never have thought possible when she was diagnosed those four years ago.

Wendy has two daughters and lives happily in Yorkshire.