Book Launch: Dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
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 ageing 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.
The event will identify how mainstream services can better provide the cultural understanding that must play a part in mainstream dementia care and support, how approaches to raising awareness about dementia in BAME communities can be more effective and mobilising community resilience to enhance community support for carers and those living with dementia.
Speakers will include:
David Truswell from Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity
Cheryl Jackson from Culture Dementia UK,
Dr Mary Tilki formerly with Irish in Britain
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society.
The book launch will be on the 24th February 2020, in the evening between 5pm and 7pm at the Race Equality Foundation offices in Kentish Town, London.
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If you have any further questions, please contact us on 020 7428 1880