Dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities events

 

29 November 2017 / Travellers' Times

Dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

London - 29th November - book now.
Leeds - 5th December - book now.
Birmingham - 11th December - book now.

We have teamed up with Race Equality Foundation and Faith Action to raise awareness on inequalities related to dementia within Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. We will be holding a number of events around the country to raise awareness of dementia, explore issues around risk reduction for dementia and to explore dementia support for BAME communities.

Black and minority ethnic people experience a number of inequalities related to dementia. This ranges from particular ethnic communities having a higher risk of developing dementia, to more general difficulties for all black and minority ethnic communities in accessing appropriate care and support.

These inequalities vary across communities. African Caribbean communities have greater risk of developing dementia at an early age. Both African Caribbean and South Asian communities have a higher prevalence of dementia than the White British community. The Irish and Jewish communities both have a higher average age, as well as often sharing the experiences of migration and discrimination. Gypsy and Traveller communities can experience extreme barriers to accessing services, and there is growing evidence to show they may also develop dementia at an early age.

This event is aimed at practitioners, individuals and organisations working on dementia.

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