Zoe Harris campaigns to improve standards and outcomes for people with dementia whilst being cared for in hospitals, care homes and hospices, in the light of her late husband’s experience of living with dementia.
Geoff’s experience of receiving care in hospitals and care homes led Zoe first to create the award-winning Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts, a paper-based tool to communicate a person’s likes and dislikes when they are unable to communicate those things for themselves.
This led on to the creation of Mycarematters, a free online service where people can create a profile of their non-medical needs and preferences: information needed by healthcare professionals if they wish to provide holistic and person-centred care.
Mycarematters is undergoing trials in a number of UK NHS Hospitals and won the Outstanding Product category at the National Dementia Care Awards 2017.
Zoe was named as one of Nesta’s New Radicals and HSJ’s list of Top Innovators in 2014, and tweets as @ZoeHarrisCCUK.