Gina Awad has been involved in making a difference for people living with dementia and their loved ones for over 10 years. As well as becoming the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends Champion of the Year in 2016, and forming the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, she was also awarded a British Empire Medal for her voluntary services to people with dementia in Devon in 2018. Gina has a BSc in Health & Social Care, is a qualified counsellor, reflexologist and coach, and gained great experience when she was awarded a scholarship to the Memory Bridge Training Retreat at The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, in Bloomington, Indiana. Gina has personal experience of family and friends living with dementia and hosts a quarterly radio show on Phonic 106.8 FM 'Living Better with Dementia'.
The illustrator Tony Husband is an award winning cartoonist who works for Private Eye and other publications. His book Take Care, Son about his father's dementia led him into the dementia world.