Dementia is a term used for a range of different conditions that physically affect the brain. Even though anyone can develop dementia, it has not historically been associated with issues relating to equity and rights. Dementia, Equity and Rights is a report produced by members of the Department of Health Strategic Partner Programme. It considers how the prevalence and experience of dementia can vary for different groups: the oldest old, young onset, people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic people, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB&T), and different socio-economic populations. The report also highlights disparities in the care received by different groups and in the support that is provided to carers. The publication recommends readers view dementia as a disability and take a social/rights based approach to the way we respond to dementia, taking into account the needs of particular groups in the provision of services.
- Dementia and mental health,Toby Williamson, Mental Health Providers Forum [840kb PDF]
- Dementia, equity and rights: The role of the Admiral Nurse, Hilda Hayo, Dementia UK [831kb PDF]
- Dementia in black and minority ethnic communities: Exploring the evidence, Jabeer Butt, Mary Tilki and Andrea Lemardle, Race Equality Foundation [1.46 MB PDF]
- Mental health and dementia: developing equitable and rights based provision and practice, Dr Iris Elliott, Mental Health Providers Forum [506kb PDF]
- Dementia and people with learning disabilities, Emma Killick, Karen Duggan and Nicola Payne, Macintyre [900kb PDF]
- LGBT people and dementia, Tina Wathern and Rowena Mcarthy, National LGB&T Partnership [603kb PDF]
- Dementia: Through the eyes of women, Elaine Stephenson and Philly Hare,York Minds & Voices and Innovations in Dementia [1291kb PDF]