Ann-Noreen took her education further still and was awarded her Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education as well as her MSc in Nursing from South Bank University.
Ann-Noreen has had the privilege of working closely with many different Consultants and Professors of Old Age Psychiatry throughout her expansive career. She notes that constant learning has been essential to her work and treatment ethos in an age where truly effective medical advances in treatments have been made.
However, despite our developed understanding of dementia there is still a lot of work to be done. In 2015 there were 47 million people worldwide living with the condition and that number is set to rise to over 131 million people worldwide.
Through education, discussion and raising awareness Ann-Noreen hopes that her contribution will diminish the stigmas surrounding dementia and enable those in need to be treated and cared for effectively and with the dignity and esteem they deserve.
Martin Luther King Jr once said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?"
This is my contribution to society; will you support me on this journey?