This new report from the Race Equality Foundation aims to address some of the gaps in knowledge on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people living with dementia.
Dementia has fast become a global issue. In 2022 in the UK there are 944,000 people living with dementia. In 2013 it was estimated that, of the total figure at that time, 25,000 people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were living with dementia, and prevalence has been projected to increase dramatically and at a faster rate than their White counterparts. Unfortunately, there is a lack of available data on current figures for these communities.
In order to address the gaps in knowledge, this project followed three work streams. The first was a review of the literature on reablement services for people living with dementia from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, which can be found as a separate document. The second was an online survey for voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) who support Black, Asian and minority ethnic people living with dementia. Work stream three included interviews with people living with dementia, people who care for their loved ones with dementia and consultation with experts in the field.