Dementia does not discriminate – the experiences of black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities
Publication date: July 2013
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.
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