Mary Jordan is an independent trainer in dementia and related subjects having worked for many years for one of the major UK dementia charities; before that she had first-hand experience of dementia, both through caring for friends and relatives, and professionally. She also has many years of experience working for the National Health Service. In addition to articles and papers published in medical, nursing and social care journals and general magazines, Mary is best known for her books 'The Essential Carer's Guide', 'The Essential Carer's Guide to Dementia', the award-winning 'End of Life, The Essential Guide to Caring' and 'The Essential Guide to Avoiding Dementia'. Dr Noel Collins is an older adult psychiatrist serving GP practices based in Haringey, London. Much of his community work relates to diagnosing memory problems and delivering appropriate treatment for patients with dementia. He works closely with local GPs, his team, social services and the Alzheimer's Society to achieve this. He also has a special interest in the use of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) and mindfulness in older adults. He contributes to strategy work both nationally as an executive member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Old Age Psychiatry faculty, and locally.