JOHN JACQUES REAL LIFE STORY
John has many hobbies and recently started making stained glass sun catchers. The Journal of Dementia Care benefited greatly from John's creativity this year, when he kindly agreed to make the awards for the 12th National Dementia Care Awards. The awards were beautiful and gratefully received by all.
John was medically retired at 64, from Southern Gas Networks where he worked as a reinstatement manager. His position involved driving many miles and to carry out safety inspections, site audits and meetings with the local authorities to discuss any reinstatement issues.
In 2014 John was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and at the time was not under the impression that it would progress into Alzheimer’s. At about this time John was also diagnosed with diabetes, vitamin b12 deficiency and vertigo.
John is cared for by Pam, his wife of 48 years. Pam also cared for her father who has vascular dementia and now resides in a nursing home.