The Queen’s Nurse Has Broken New Ground for the LGBT Community with Dementia

A Queen’s Nurse who comes from Cornwall is trying to revolutionise the amount of care that is given to those who are gay, bisexual, transgender or lesbian. People who are part of this community often struggle to get reliable care when they have dementia and now the nurse is having her own work featured in a very highly anticipated documentary. Allison O’Kelly is going to have a fully-fledged production crew following her on her trip to Australia. She has very high hopes and she wants to learn how the condition is going to affect huge groups of people. She is also going to find out the best practices so that she can bring them back to the UK. This is fantastic news to say the least and she is working hard to make all of this happen.

O’Kelly is a clinical lead and she also works in memory services. She developed an interest in the subject when she worked with a transgender woman. She became very distressed about her own identity and this started to happen when she developed Alzheimer’s disease. O’Kelly has worked in nurse jobs for quite some time now and she wants it to be possible for every single person who works in nursing jobs to be aware of the work she is doing. She is also under the impression that the understanding in the UK is somewhat limited and for this reason she decided to get funding so that she could lead the way in Australia. She was also selected out of 1000 people so that she could receive a fellowship award from the Winston Memorial Trust. This is designed to help people to go overseas to find solutions to the problems in the home country.

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