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Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation
Hugh Masters

Alzheimer Scotland policy consultant Hugh Masters on why he finds working in the field of dementia care so rewarding

What is your job?

I am a policy consultant at Alzheimer Scotland. My role focuses on continuing the delivery of Commitment 7 in Scotland’s Third Dementia Strategy 2017-2020, which aims to improve the experience of people with dementia and their families in hospital.

Why did you become a nurse? What might you have done otherwise?

After leaving school I had a series of jobs, finishing up as a commercial joiner building timber-framed houses. However, after supporting family members through some difficult times I realised working with people is what I wanted to do. I knew from day one I had made the right decision and have never doubted it.

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