Christina is a writer and editor who cared for her late mother Hazel, who had vascular dementia, for nine years. She is the Founder of Dementia Help and author of the highly-acclaimed book, Dementia Care: A Guide. She has appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show speaking about dementia care and also took part in the BBC documentary, Food Truth Or Scare with Gloria Hunniford, debating whether diet can reduce dementia risk. She has a fitness background and is the former Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Running and Women’s Fitness magazines. Christina is a strong advocate of exercise for for carers and those living with dementia. Her first book, Run Yourself Fit, was published by Summersdale in January 2016. She enjoys running, motorbikes and feeding her two cats.
Peter Berry was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s two years ago at the age of 50. At the time, he was running a successful family business from which he has had to step down, although he still works in the business. Despite his early diagnosis, Peter remains a positive and upbeat person and is keen to improve the general public’s understanding of dementia and provide insight into living with the condition. He is a keen advocate of the benefits of regular exercise for helping to manage the symptoms and strives to remain independent. He is a regular speaker on living with Alzheimer’s and spoke at The Alzheimer’s Show earlier this year. He also uploads weekly videos on living with dementia on his Facebook page which have been extensively praised for their unique insight. Peter lives in Suffolk with his wife, Teresa, daughter Kate, and their many pets.
Website Editor / Videographer
Adept at handling all things tech that baffle the rest of the team, Dementia Help’s resident computer genius Dave Collison manages our website, creates GIFS and films video interviews with those living with dementia. A former computer programmer, Dave has a keen eye for design and a talent for problem-solving. We’d be pretty lost without him! He’s also a talented singer who performed at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show at London Olympia and also appeared on London Live talking about the positive benefits of music for those living with dementia.