Gina Awad's new book "United" explores aspects of life as a family carer/supporter for a person with dementia


"United" is Gina Awad's new book, published on 2 June 2022, which explores themes around caring for a loved one with dementia. The author hopes it will make a difference to many families and professionals. It is a short read, offering a selection of resources, together with a variety of stories bringing to life a range of situations encountered by carers/supporters. Each gives the reader a look at different challenges posed by dementia, as well as sharing some creative and inspiring responses to these challenges. The book, illustrated by British Cartoonist Tony Husband, has met with high praise in the dementia field, with glowing reviews from patient advocates, carers, and dementia professionals, including Kate Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Society, who commented: "What a compelling read, so skilfully written and with a deep understanding of the condition. The insight and 'tips' were invaluable and many chimed with me as challenges (and opportunities!) I faced with my own mum. An excellent piece of work." English actor, author, broadcaster, comedian, presenter and political activist Sir Tony Robinson, called it "a beautiful and moving book that vividly brings home the challenges faced by those with dementia and their carers". Gina Awad is the founder and lead of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and is also a Dementia Friends Champion. She was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2018 for her voluntary services to people with Dementia in Devon. "United" can be purchased at many book stores and online, for example via Amazon: