Dementia does not discriminate

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG)copy of document cover

Dementia does not discriminate – the experiences of black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities

Publication date: July 2013
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The report states the number of individuals with dementia from these communities will increase rapidly in the coming decades.

The inquiry heard about high-quality services that were tailored to support people with dementia from BAME communities. It equally uncovered that these services are too few and far between, and many people receive too little support from the NHS or local government.

It established that there is an urgent need to increase awareness of dementia among BAME communities. Service providers need to be sensitive to cultural stereotypes that mean some communities are assumed to ‘look after their
own’, resulting in services that do not reach out to individuals and families from BAME communities.

7 key recommendations are made.

How to view this document
A copy can be found at The Alzheimer’s Society website 

To obtain a copy of this document in an alternative format or language
Write to:
Alzheimer’s Society
Devon House
58 St Katharine’s Way
London E1W 1LB

Telephone: 0300 222 11 22

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