Helga Rohra worked as a freelance translator specialising in medical and scientific translations. Even before her diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia, she advocated for people with disabilities and dementia. She is Chair of the EWGPWD (European Working Group of People with Dementia) under the umbrella of Alzheimer Europe, Vice Chair of DAI (Dementia Alliance International), sits on the board of Alzheimer Europe, and is also the Chair of Trotzdemenz e.V. (a German organisation run by people with and without dementia to raise awareness of the condition). Helga lives with her son in Munich, Germany.