Meet the team
Teresa Keegal - Richmond Clinical Community Dementia Specialist
Teresa has worked within community health services for over 30 years. This has included working in a rehabilitation team supporting early discharge home from hospital and as a District Nurse Team Leader within the Hounslow area of Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. During this time she led several innovations including setting up leg ulcer clinics with protocols for care and introducing electronic record keeping and standardised careplans to enable consistency of care across the Trust. This work often bought Teresa in to contact with patients living with dementia as well as personal family experience of the disease.
Having spent the last 5 years managing the District Nursing teams Teresa has now returned to a clinical role to set up this innovative new service. The service aims to support the general health teams within the community caring for patients and their carers ensuring that they receive care for their dementia alongside any co-morbidities.
Nina Jalota - Richmond Clinical Community Dementia Specialist
Nina is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in both physical and mental health NHS services. Nina has extensive skills in complex caseload management ranging across acute A & E, rehabilitation and community, alongside specialised training and teaching in dementia care. She is a passionate practitioner dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life. Like Teresa, Nina works holistically, taking into account each individual’s needs and working with and alongside unpaid or family carers as well as other health and care professionals. She is committed to teaching others about dementia and creating effective, as well as compassionate care and support for people living with dementia.
Nina and Teresa work as a team, benefiting from each other’s skills and experience so that the best possible solutions are offered to people living with dementia, their carers and the other professionals involved in each person’s dementia care. They are also core members of the HRCH Dementia Training Team which has been offering dementia training and education to staff and partners since 2012.
All of our team members volunteer with The Alzheimer's Society as dementia champions.