Private Eye cartoonist Tony Husband supporting Exeter Dementia Action Allliance

Award winning Private Eye Cartoonist Tony Husband is coming to Exeter to support the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) with their invaluable community work.

EDAA and their committed member Stephens Scown LLP are hosting an afternoon tea event on Thursday 29 June where Tony Husband will read through his book, which is part of the national Reading Well on prescription scheme for Dementia – Take Care, Son: The Story of My Dad and his Dementia.

Tony Husband's dad and his dementia

Take Care, Son – the story of Private Eye cartoonist Tony Husband’s dad and his dementia

Tony’s dads story highlights the complexities of the disease with sincerity, emotion and humour.

Gina explains “we are very much looking forward to welcoming Tony back to Exeter following his visit last November for the Exeter University. I was so touched by Tony’s story that it felt poignant to ask him to return and share this another audience. We are delighted he has accepted our invitation. I have no doubt those attending will enjoy Tony’s talk. For us this adds to our mission of raising awareness and education and aspires to illustrate the importance of collective action as our growing membership strive to collaborate with us across the city. We are very grateful to Stephens Scown for kindly offering to host our event”.

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown’s Managing Partner said: “Having seen the effects of dementia first hand, I know how it affects so many people and their families. It is important to raise awareness and understand that people with dementia can live well and there is more to a person than the dementia. Exeter Dementia Action Alliance does a great job of raising awareness and educating the community and we are happy to support them. This is sure to be a very popular event.”

Tony Husband said “I feel proud to be sharing my dementia book talk with the wonderful people in the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, and of course working alongside the dynamic Gina Awad”.

For anyone wishing to learn more about the alliance or become a member see www.exeterdementia.org

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