From specialist journals to major publications, I pride myself on an approachable and very readable writing style, an ability to communicate key ideas and themes, attention to detail, and the skill to make a convincing argument in the face of a controversial issue.

I am the author of D4Dementia, one of the most highly-acclaimed and widely-read dementia blogs in the world.  I have also blogged for Huffington Post, and written numerous guest blogs on issues around ageing, health, social care and dementia.

Thanks to my strong social media prescence my writing is always widely shared, and as a result has become popular all over the world. The content I produce is hugely strengthened by drawing on my personal experiences, whilst other aspects of my work provide constant inspiration, knowledge, and invaluable experiences. Few writers are fortunate enough to be able to bring so many diverse aspects into their writing and still be acknowledged as a supreme communicator.


  • An authoritative voice
  • A dedicated following
  • A personal perspective
  • An ability to explore controversial or difficult issues
  • Extensive social media support


  • Features
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Opinion pieces
  • Information guides
  • Topical debate pieces
  • Books


I have had a passion for writing my whole life, excelling at English language, English literature and history from a young age. I freelanced with sport and lifestyle feature writing before becoming Editor of Voiceoffootball from 2005-2007, with 23 columnists writing for me.

As my father’s dementia continued to advance, I made the decision to prioritise his needs, and that remained the case until he passed away.

Through my writing I aim to appeal to the hearts and minds of my audience and communicate honestly and passionately. My work has been described as engaging, informative, inspiring and easy to understand.

I relish tackling subjects that some may consider to be ‘difficult’, and I love a challenge.


Nov 2018: Social Care Future – ‘A future for social care where personal experience is REALLY valued’

Nov 2018: Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) – Talking Care (Issue 5) – Pages 26-28 ‘Learning from people with a learning disability’

Oct 2018: Dementia Alliance International – ‘The power of our voices’

Sept 2018: Care Talk – ‘Don’t Neglect The Key Skills of Your Staff’

June 2018: Nursing Older People (RCNi) – ‘Mum and I were confused as to why Dad would be given morphine’ (Subscriber only content)

March 2018: Elder – ‘Living with Dementia – Your Essential Guide’

Feb 2018: John’s Campaign – ‘Why John’s Campaign is Still So Relevant, and So Needed’

Feb 2018: Dementia Action Alliance – ‘Implimenting the PM Challenge on Dementia 2020’

Dec 2017: Elder – ‘Prevention – The Pledge the NHS Really Needs from All of Us’

Oct 2017: Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) – Talking Care (Issue 4) – Article (Pages 14-15) ‘Improvement for all-time, not just crisis-time’, and guest editorial (Page 3) –

Aug 2017: National Dementia Carers Day – ‘I was once where you are now’

July 2017: Elder – ‘Sandwich Caring – Looking after the Youngest and Oldest in Your Family’

June 2017: Elder – ‘The Truth about Unpaid Caring at 65+’

June 2017: Alzheimer’s Society Personal Choice Supplement – ‘Information is Power’ (Page 8)

May 2017: Elder – ‘The Emotional Impact of Dementia’

Feb 2017: Dementia Action Alliance – ‘Why I joined Dementia Action Alliance’

Feb 2017: MacIntyre – ‘Why everyone needs a Great Interaction’

Jan 2017: Care Choices – ‘Dementia Friendly Norfolk 2017’ (contributor)

Oct 2016: South West Care Magazine – ‘Why care improvement is for every social care provider’

Oct 2016: Care Talk – ‘What does it take to pass my ‘Mum Test’?’

Sept 2016: Alzheimer’s Society Personal Choice Supplement – ‘Embracing my dad’s individuality’ (Page 8)

Sept 2016: BRACE Autumn 2016 newsletter – “Hello, My Name Is” (Page 14)

July 2016: Sanctuary Social Care – ‘A call to realise the potential of the Care Act for carers’

June 2016: Nursing Older People (RCNi) – ‘Older people hit by Brexit backlash’

May 2016: Arc Seven – ‘What makes great dementia training?’

April 2016: Sanctuary Social Work News – ‘The darling debate’–69211247036

Jan 2016: Sanctuary Social Work News – ‘Life with dementia’–64412281262

Nov 2015: Retire Savvy – ‘Living with dementia’

Nov 2015: Dementia UK – ‘Facing dementia – Finding the positives and getting support’

Sept 2015: Cap Awards – ‘The importance of excellence in care home catering and housekeeping’

May 2015: Mears Group – ‘Care and dementia’

May 2015: The Guardian – ‘Good care but carelessness: What I found from shadowing a CQC inspection’

April 2015: Young Dementia UK – ‘Living with a learning disability and dementia’

April 2015: Rhapsody in Words – ‘Film review: Still Alice’

March 2015: Dementia Women – ‘My dad: A man in a woman’s world’

Feb 2015: BRACE –

Dec 2014: The Age Page –

July/Aug 2014: Learning Disability Today – ‘Living well with dementia’

June/July 2014: Journal of Community Nursing – ‘Making a difference to the lives of people with dementia and their carers’

June 2014: Carewatch – ‘Remembering you matter’

May 2014: Nursing Times – ‘Good dementia care needs human interaction, not apps’

May 2014: Jessica Kingsley Publishers ‘Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia’ –

May 2014: Memory Bank – ‘Taking a trip down memory lane’

April 2014: Independent Age – ‘Beth Britton: From carer to campaigner’

March 2014: BRACE newsletter – ‘From my dad’s bedside to the G8 Dementia Summit’

Feb 2014: Nursing and Residential Care Journal –;article=NRC_16_3_126

Jan 2014: Gracewell Healthcare – ‘What makes a good dementia care home?’

Dec 2013: The Guardian – ‘G8 dementia summit: The real work begins now’

Nov 2013: The Guardian – ‘Improving dementia care: ask those who have lived with the illness’

Oct 2013: Alzheimer’s Research UK – ‘My family and dementia’

Sept 2013: Yahoo –

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May 2013: Journal of Dementia Care –

April 2013: –

April 2013: Relative Matters – ‘Having quality of life with dementia’

Jan 2013: Gransnet – ‘Dad, dementia and me’

Jan 2013: Nursing and Residential Care Journal –;article=NRC_15_2_102_104

Dec 2012: The Age Page –

Dec 2012: Department of Health/UK Prime Minister – ‘Xmas to remember’ campaign

Nov 2012: Community Care – ‘Families and professionals must work together to transform dementia care’

Oct 2012: CPI Training (USA) – ‘The dementia talking’–Facilitating-Best-Abilities-an/October-2012/The-Dementia-Talking

Oct 2012: Nursing Times – ‘Is dementia nursing undervalued?’

Aug 2012: BRACE newsletter – ‘Finding light in the darkness’

Aug 2012: Creative Bloc – ‘How to make your work stand out’

Aug 2012: My Ageing Parent – ‘Positive Dementia Action Plan – Part 2:

July 2012 to Sept 2012: Series for Engage with You –

July 2012: My Ageing Parent – ‘Positive Dementia Action Plan – Part 1:

July 2012: Nursing Times – ‘Nursing dementia better’

June 2012: Department of Health – ‘Long Term Conditions’ strategy

June 2012: Whose Shoes – ‘In the shoes of…Beth Britton’

May 2012: The Gooner – ‘A lasting legacy’

April 2012: The Gooner – ‘When the going gets tough…’