Services and Support for People with Dementia Within Minority Ethnic Groups in the UK (APPG on Dementia / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia 2013 “Inquiry into services and support for people living with dementia in the UK within minority ethnic groups” has been investigating the extent to which there may be unique conditions in various BAME communities which determine how people experience dementia.

There appear to be certain community-specific clusters of lower awareness of dementia; higher levels of stigma; and varying cultural understanding of dementia among different BAME communities. Language and cultural differences could be responsible for people receiving a later diagnosis, and hence presenting later to dementia services, compared to people in the White British population, i.e. often only when their dementia is more advanced.

Read more: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia: 2013 Inquiry. Alzheimer’s Society.

Full Text Link (a) (Executive Summary)

Reference

Rehman, H. (2013). Inquiry into services and support for people living with dementia in the UK within minority ethnic groups. Summary of oral sessions. House of Commons. London: Alzheimer’s Society, March 2013.

There is also a presentation by Hamid Rehman.

Full Text Link (b)

Reference

All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (2013). Inquiry into services and support for people living with dementia in the UK within minority ethnic groups. Transcript day 1. London: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia / Alzheimer’s Society, March 19th 2013.

Full Text Link (c)

Reference

All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (2013). Inquiry into services and support for people living with dementia in the UK within minority ethnic groups. Transcript day 2. London: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia / Alzheimer’s Society, March 21st 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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