Deborah Barr, M.A. is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and has a master’s in health education and promotion. Her familiarity with the love languages is longstanding, having provided editorial support for Gary as he wrote the original 5 Love Languages book. While working as clinic coordinator for the Memory Counseling Program founded by Dr. Shaw, she learned that he was incorporating the five love languages into his dementia counseling—and the idea for this book was born.