I've been writing about dementia on and off over the years. Being my area of work it's a subject that's close to my heart. So I've set up Dementia Extra where I'll be posting twice weekly. It's part of my website Dementia Consultant which I've developed to launch a new business to run alongside working in the NHS. I've needed a new challenge career wise for a while. Some more pennies to pay of the mortgage and for home improvements would be welcome as well. Who knows where it will take me. I've dreamed of self employment for a long time and have finally bitten the bullet.
So for the last month I've been busy, busy setting up a tiny new business on a shoestring. I've got a fledging set of accounts, read a book about launching a start up, found out about business incorporation, how to make online training packages,,,,the list goes on and on. Oh, and a man from Fiverr designed me this very reasonably priced logo! Most time though has been spent designing my website and getting it up and running. I'd love it if you'd take a look and let me know what you think, good and bad. My brother and Salty Dog, who has her own social media marketing company, were frighteningly brutal about my first efforts. But constructive criticism is good and I'm a big girl. So I've taken everything they've said on board and they're pleased with it now. I know that some of the social media links don't work yet but I'm onto that and everything should be fully functional by the end of the week.
In such a dire financial climate health and social care have limited resources to offer. My aim is to plug some of those gaps by providing extra assessments, intervention and support services to people with dementia and those who support them personally and professionally. Over the next few months my services will be coming 'live' on the Dementia Consultant website. I'd love to develop these in conjunction with people who are involved in using and providing services. Please contact me if you have any ideas for how best of what it would be good for me to offer. I'd love to hear from you.
And like and share my new site and blog if you feel inclined on Facebook and Twitter. I have been a reluctant Tweeter in the past but now I'm getting into a bit of a groove!