Ambassador Linda makes dementia a virtual priority

Linda Finnigan
Linda Finnigan

Motherwell nurse Linda Finnigan has won the honour of acting as Scotland’s dementia ambassador for an international cause.

And she aims to ensure the movement’s logo is conspicuous locally - and across the country - once her campaign gains momentum.

“I have been very active promoting dementia awareness through social media, particularly Facebook,” said Linda, “but was really surprised when the founder of a major campaign to improve people’s knowledge about the condition got in touch directly.

“I applied to be an ‘ambassador’ for the cause - it’s a strictly voluntary role - and was really delighted to be accepted.”

She added: “The inauguration day for the ambassadors was to be staged in Devon, and there was no way I could make the trip all the way there - so my ceremony was carried out via Skype.

“I’m hoping my experience working in care homes will be an advantage in communicating the issues involved.”