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Meet the team

Kainde Manji - About Dementia

Dr Kainde Manji

Head of Dementia

Kainde heads Age Scotland's dementia work and manages About Dementia.

Adam Huntly - About Dementia

Adam Huntley

Grants and Learning Coordinator

Adam works to deliver our dementia funding programmes, provide support to our grant-holders and applicants, and gather learning from funded activities. He works with our funding development group of people with lived experience of dementia to co-design the way we work as a funder and ensure their voices are informing all our grant-making decisions.


Jennifer Kean

Grants and Learning Coordinator

Jen works with Adam to deliver our dementia funding programmes, including the Peer-to-Peer Grants Programme and the Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund. She works with our lived experience funding development group to co-design the way we work as a funder and ensure their voices of those living with dementia are informing all our grant-making decisions.

Colm McBriarty - About Dementia

Colm McBriarty

Community Development Officer

Colm manages the Scottish Dementia Friendly Communities Network. The Network is a growing collective of dementia responsive groups and individuals all over Scotland who are supporting and empowering people living with dementia, caring partners and their families and friends in their own communities. Colm works closely with the other members of About Dementia to grow and support the membership of the Network.


Ali Schofield

Resource and Administration Officer

Ali’s responsibilities include organising and facilitating meetings and external events for About Dementia and other general administration duties, as well as various ad hoc tasks to assist and support the rest of the team.

Dina Roggero - About Dementia

Dina Roggero

Influencing and Engagement Officer

Dina's role involves engaging with those who live with dementia and unpaid carers of those living with dementia, enabling them to use their experience and expertise to influence change and shape dementia policy in Scotland.


Beth Allen

Policy Officer

Beth’s role in the team is to monitor, analyse and influence developments in policy which impact people affected by dementia in Scotland. This includes developing policy briefings and consultation responses to support About Dementia’s work and identifying opportunities for our members with lived experience to influence policy developments.


Amy Brown

Communications Officer

Amy's role involves raising the profile of Age Scotland’s dementia work to increase awareness and engagement by developing and delivering high-quality content across a range of channels and media both locally and nationally. She curates and maintains Age Scotland’s dementia related website sections, email and social media content; and oversees the design and production of relevant dementia information publications.