Yvonne Manson

Balhousie Dementia Consultant
What's important to me...: 
  • I have a very small and close family and friends group and my free time is almost always spent with them.
  • I am passionate about dementia care and workforce development.
  • I love research and reading. I read and write a lot on dementia, even in my free time. I also have a fascination with the brain and read extensively on this.
  • I have a ‘to do’ list and this is something I refer to throughout my day as I like to feel organized and that I have accomplished something with my day.
  • A mobile calendar or diary is very important to me as I work across a large area and with a lot of different people and need to know where I am and when.
  • I love seeing others develop and do well and gain a lot of job satisfaction from seeing the change in people.
1 thing you might not know about me...: 

Me and my Husband were childhood sweethearts. We met when we were 14 and married at 17.

What people like and admire about me...: 

Passionate about her work; very friendly; bubbly personality; chatty and approachable; super knowledgeable; caring; friendly face; calm and professional; enthusiastic; empathetic; Wendy.

How best to support me...: 
  • When emailing me understand that I may be mapping that day and so may not check my emails until later that night, or first thing in the morning but that I always try to reply within 24hrs.
  • I am a fussy eater so please do not be offended if I bring my own food.
  • If you need to see me or need me to come visit give me as much notice as possible as my diary is often full and understand I have to prioritize and things may change.
  • I am a very social person who likes to talk (A Lot), please say hello to me when I visit.
  • I drive all over Scotland and use a Sat Nav if you know there is likely to be a particular problem on the roads please let me know so I can leave earlier. I do fall out regularly with my sat nav and end up on mystery tours.
Hobbies and interests...: 

Anything about the Brain, Walking Scotland, Reading both fiction and non-fiction, Yorkshire terriers, Japanese food I love going to Japanese restaurants, gardening, and shopping.