Wendy developed the Dementia Doula role and founded Dementia Doulas International after many years feeling frustrated that something was missing for those she served.
Following an extensive career as a Registered Nurse, Paramedic and Dementia Consultant, she knew it was time for tangible change that made a difference to those that needed it most.
Wendy is the author of 'Dementia Can’t Take Everything!', 'The Dementia Doula' and 'Beyond the Darkness of Dementia'.
Her passion for training and mentoring is fostered through her interactive approach to education provision by challenging mindsets and encouraging those supporting someone or working within the area of dementia to explore different ways of thinking. Her goal is to shift preconceived ideas about existing barriers to dementia care and influence the palliative care space ensuring no one goes it alone.
Training Development Consultant
Nina is a Certified Practicing Counsellor, Dementia Doula and Director of Sacred Pathways Counselling. She assists people experiencing acute grief and loss be it through a change in circumstances, bereavement or trauma.
She has a special interest in Dementia Care of both individuals living with dementia and the families supporting them. Nina also assists in aspects of mental health and wellness, particularly anxiety and depression. She has experience in working with both individuals and families.
Nina also works as an aged care chaplain, having been a school chaplain for over a decade. Having trained as a teacher, Nina worked for many years as an educator in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary settings. She was also the Director of a Vocational Education and Training provider. Nina is passionate about people and an advocate for social justice.