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About Abimbola Alao
Abimbola is a literary scholar and writer. She is the author of 6 books and translator of 8 children's books. She is a university lecturer and performance storyteller, and has taught creative writing and storytelling at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the UK, for 20 years.

For the past 10 years, her research has focused on the efficacy of psychosocial intervention in dementia care. Her current research focuses on the prevalence of Frontotemporal Dementia in BME communities in the UK, and how to raise awareness of FTD for early diagnosis. She is a visiting lecturer in Medical Humanities at the Peninsular Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK. 

Abimbola is a holistic coach and provides therapeutic support for people on how to maintain good mental health, regain vitality and inner strength for self-healing. Abimbola is a certified Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) facilitator.


BBC broadcaster, John Acres speaks to Abimbola Alao about Frontotemporal Dementia, who it affects and symptoms to look out for.

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