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Second annual dementia event hailed a success

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) organised their second annual members event kindly hosted by Stephens Scown LLP. The afternoon consisted of the moving play reading ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ by playwright Brian Daniels. Exeter Daily reports on the event

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Tireless dementia activist awarded the British Empire Medal

Tireless Exeter dementia activist Gina Awad has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. Gina is the founder of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and, among her many achievements, has so far inspired 64 businesses to … Continue reading

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Dementia Action week begins on 21st May

Dementia Action week begins on Monday 21st May and The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) will be involved in a number of activities in the city. To find out more about these please read on.    

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Devon’s most inspiring women

To mark International Women’s Day today, DevonLive and The Herald have compiled a list of almost 70 of the most inspiring women in Devon including Gina Awad, founder of The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

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Making Exeter a dementia friendly city

Gina Awad talks to Caron Sprake for Devon Life magazine about making Exeter a dementia friendly city.    

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Let Me Tell You How I Want To Live My Life Until The End – Dementia and Life Limiting Illness

Gina Awad, Dementia Campaigner, and founder of The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance writes for “livingwellanddyingwellinexeter.com” about planning for end of life. How can we plan to live our lives in the way we would like until the very end? The importance … Continue reading

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Advice for families on coping with dementia at Christmas

Gina has been invited by Devon and Cornwall based solicitors, Stephens Scown, to offer advice for families on coping with dementia at Christmas. Her post can be viewed at:- https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/family/insync/advice-families-coping-dementia-christmas/

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EDAA attend EMG Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary

On Friday 3rd November, the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) were invited to be a part of the EMG Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary as their selected community group for the retiring collection. Gina Awad from EDAA says “What an honour … Continue reading

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Over £4,300 raised at The Muddifords Cheese Run

The Muddifords Cheese Run was such an enormous success bringing the local community together to enjoy some exercise and the fun day at Muddifords Court on Sunday 8th October. The day was to raise funds and awareness for the Exeter … Continue reading

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‘Living better with Dementia’

Please click below for last Saturday’s ‘Living better with Dementia’ radio show. Guests included Dementia Champion and inspirational Marathon runner having clocked up 54 in the last 6 year’s all over the world. Her grandmother living with dementia. Her father died 2 … Continue reading

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