Dementia and BAME Communities

It is estimated that the number of people with dementia worldwide will double by 2030 and triple by 2050, yet dementia research remains relatively underfunded.

Furthermore, there is evidence that African-Caribbean and South Asian UK communities are at higher levels of risk than the indigenous white population, but despite substantial increases in the number of older people from these groups, policy guidance on black and minority ethnic older people has yet to find its way into practice. Understanding of dementia within black and minority ethnic communities also appears limited, with poor knowledge of services and stigma around the illness.