Professor June Andrews is an authoritative dementia expert with a focus on improving the public understanding of dementia.
Most of her clinical career has been working with older people and people with mental health problems. For ten years she was the director of a university team that supported people with dementia and their caregivers with information, consultancy and training based on research evidence about what is practical and makes a difference. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, and has been recognised as one of the most influential clinicians in the UK.
As a professor emeritus she now advises the Dementia Services Development Trust
, a charity that focuses on disrupting popular misconceptions about dementia. Her book, Dementia; what you need to know
, and its UK version, Dementia the One Stop Guide
have been described as, “Exactly what is needed. Sensible advice from someone who knows what she is talking about.”
Her blog posts
are sometimes controversial, but her independence means that she can speak out when others aren’t able. She says, “The dementia field these days is crowded, and frequently competitive or even combative. Everyone has the right to be heard. Even me.”