Dementia champion

Michelle Monnes-Thomas talks about her dementia work and how it affects her legal practice

13 May 2020

As a private client solicitor, I see clients daily from all walks of life.

They have stories to tell, and medical conditions that can affect the way they are able to communicate; how they wish to be seen (at the office or in their home); and the ways in which they may or may not be able to provide instructions.

Through my work, I noticed that dementia was becoming more and more prevalent and I felt that I was knowledgeable about the condition. However, nothing could have prepared me for when dementia came into my personal life and my grandma was diagnosed with vascular dementia.

My grandma’s dementia journey was the catalyst for the work that I now do with dementia within my firm and the community.


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