Welcome to Finding the Light in Dementia™


I train health and social care professionals, public sector workers, volunteers, families and members of the public about how dementia affects people, and  teach them the essential skills needed to help people living with all types of dementia to live well and meaningful lives in our communities, the NHS and care settings. This training can be delivered face to face and online.
Some proceeds from the training go to the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project, Lewy Body Society, BRACE and Alzauthors.

Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers™

Course and Support for Families, Friends & Caregivers

Training for all Staff Working with People Living with Dementia

Courses for Health & Social Care Professionals, Paid Caregivers & the Public

Preliminary results from an evaluation of our training, conducted by Swansea University show that 90.48% of trainees (health and social care staff) “Strongly Agreed” that “as a result of this training, my practice will be enhanced”

This means that trainees are using the knowledge and skills learnt to improve their care with people living with dementia.


My name is Jane M. Mullins and I am a dementia nurse consultant, and have worked with people who have dementia and their families for over 30 years (I am also a very busy mum to two boys!).  The philosophy behind my Company- DUETcare™ (Dignity Understanding & Empathy Training) is to develop a connection between the individual requiring care and the individuals providing care. Here, I recognise that caring is a partnership and in order to support people living with dementia and their families and loved ones, we as health and social care professionals need to be supported well too. My experience includes:
  • Supporting people through their diagnosis in memory clinics: Bath and Cardiff
  • Managing the international clinical trials of  the first line of drugs licensed for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Providing support and advice throughout all stages of their condition while living at home
  • Being a care assistant and registered nurse in a care home
  • Managing a care home
  • Caring with people in hospital wards
  • Researching with people to help them get their voices heard for my PhD and further research
  • Developing a Suitcase of Memories, using multisensory reminiscence with couples to help them communicate and stay connected through my work as a Researcher at the Awen Institute, Swansea University
  • Coaching health and social care undergraduate students in Personal and Professional Development at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
I have also learnt so much when bringing up my boys about their intellectual development and neurodiversity which has significantly contributed to my knowledge of psychological , emotional and educational psychology. This knowledge and experience is incorporated into the self development aspects of the training.
My book, training and courses have been developed over many years, to help all people living with dementia, their families, staff and caregivers understand how dementia can affect a person, how they experience the world around them and how we can care WITH them. I have built on the work of Tom Kitwood, Abraham Maslow and Martha Rogers in developing the Finding the Light in Dementia™ Model of Care.

Through these resources, you will learn how to identify a person’s needs and work with their strengths. You will learn to care with confidence throughout all stages of the condition, as well as care for yourself.

Whether you’re a family caregiver, health and social care professional, volunteer or member of the public who wants to understand more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Finding the Light in Dementia™ can help you.

By working closely with members of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project  (people who are living with dementia), Alzauthors and Meri Yaadain plus leading professionals and researchers in the field, we share our culturally sensitive, evidence based knowledge, and expertise.
You may also want to find out more about my dementia and tourism work with Professor Nigel Morgan  informed by my PhD: A Suitcase of Memories: A Sensory Ethnography of Tourism and Dementia with Older Adults
See my article here in the The Tourism Society
You can also read informative blogs here

“Caring for Mum who has Alzheimer’s had been made much easier after reading this book. Practical suggestions that family and paid carers can work on together has created greater consistency of care. Mum is happier and less anxious. Brilliant resource. Highly recommended”


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Here Are Some of Our Contributors to our Training and Courses

Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers

By Dr Jane M Mullins, Dementia Nurse Consultant

“It’s absolutely amazing, I think it should be compulsory reading for everybody at the start of dementia. I wish it had been around when my husband started developing it”

Elizabeth Cox,

wife and Caregiver