Author Archives: Colin Bray

When It Comes to Dementia, Words Matter

On World Alzheimer’s Day and every day of the year it is important to consider the words we use when referring to dementia. Words often shape our shared reality and have real life consequences. The DEEP Guide is a useful … Continue reading

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Exeter Dementia Alliance selected as an Exeter Chiefs Foundation designated charity

A massive thank you to the Exeter Chiefs Foundation for selecting us as a designated charity once again. We will be collecting donations at a match day during December – if you would like to volunteer on the day please … Continue reading

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Take The Exeter Cosy Routes Challenge!

The COSY Routes have been launched to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month and comprise of eight separate walks that together add up to a full 26.2 mile marathon distance surrounding Exeter. The walks can be addressed individually and we have … Continue reading

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Living Better With Dementia Radio Show Recording – 31st July 2021

Gina Awad was joined by the following guests on Phonic FM on Saturday 31st July: The featured  guests: John Bayliss & Hannah Jenner from Cumberland Grange care home  Rachel Yates-Hoyles – Dementia Carers Coach  The full show recording is available … Continue reading

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Dementia Friends – Returning To Face-To-Face Sessions

After an 18-month break it is finally possible to hold face-to face Dementia Friends sessions once again. Click here to find out how the first one went for Gina and attendees. Spoiler: it was wonderful to be together again!

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Songs of Praise in Exeter during Dementia Action Week – 1.15pm on 16th May

We are delighted to say that at 1:15pm on 16th May Songs of Praise will broadcast from St Margaret’s Church in Topsham and include messages about Dementia Action Week and our COSY Routes around Exeter. For more information go here … Continue reading

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Living Better With Dementia Radio Show Recordings – 29th May 2021

Gina Awad was joined by the following guests on Phonic FM Saturday 29th May: Damian Murphy from Innovations in Dementia about the ‘Getting Along’ project Jo Earlam about the new Exeter COSY Routes around the city The full show recording … Continue reading

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Living Better With Dementia Radio Show Conversations – 31st October 2020

Gina talks to Emma Gray, Private Client Solicitor about the importance of planning ahead: Gina talks to Jane Mullins, author of ‘Finding A Light In Dementia – A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers’

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Listen to Living Well With Dementia Phonic FM Show – 29th August 2020

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Barrie Carless – Tribute to a Friend and Colleague

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