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Book Launch: Dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

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Join David Truswell and his contributors, including BAME carers and those living with dementia, as they discuss and explore the research and direct experience of BAME communities in living with dementia outlined in this new book.

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Race Equality Foundation Unit 22 Deane House Studios 27 Greenwood Place London NW5 1LB

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Carers and people living with dementia from BAME communities often feel that dementia services do not understand the cultural issues important for them in providing good quality care and support. 

They often struggle to find information on dementia that feels relevant to their own circumstances. Yet in the 21st–century dementia is one of the most significant health changes in an aging society and people from BAME communities often feel isolated with the challenges, left alone to ‘look after their own’ by mainstream care services and even their own community.

Join David Truswell and his contributors, including BAME carers and those living with dementia, as they discuss and explore the research and direct experience of BAME communities in living with dementia outlined in the book.

The launch event will:

Identify how mainstream services can better provide the cultural understanding that must play a part in mainstream dementia care and support.
Consider how approaches to raising awareness about dementia in BAME communities can be effective and mobilise community resilience to enhance community support for carers and those living with dementia.

Speakers include:

 

David Trustwell from Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity

Cheryl Jackson from Culture Dementia UK

Dr. Mary Tilki formerly with Irish in Britain and a carer from a BAME community

Jeremy Hughes of Alzheimer’s Society