Tessa Gutteridge

Tessa Gutteridge, Director, YoungDementia UK

Tessa has worked with, been fascinated by and committed to people living with young onset dementia since 1996.  Having researched the impact of this condition on individuals and families, she was instrumental in developing YoungDementia UK’s range of award-winning services in Oxfordshire. 

She is keen to share what works well farther afield.  Her values and approach are shaped by her personal experience with dementia as well as her background in mental health advocacy and advice work.  This follows an initial career in business and publishing. 

Tessa is the chair of the Young Dementia Network steering group.

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