Dementia in black and minority ethnic communities: meeting the challenge


Race Equality Foundation and Age UK



This free one-day event, run jointly by the Race Equality Foundation and Age UK will explore the role of the voluntary and community sector in delivering better support to black and minority ethnic older people with dementia.

While Britain’s black and minority ethnic communities are still younger on average than the white majority population, over the past 20 years, Britain has seen nearly a five-fold increase in the number of black and minority ethnic people over the age of 75.

While this in itself is a cause for celebration, demographic change can also bring challenges, including increasing numbers of black and minority ethnic people suffering from dementia. A range of issues have been identified in dementia care for minority ethnic people, including:

  • poor assessment
  • a lack of appropriate provision of support services
  • increased vulnerability from factors such as poverty and discrimination.

Instances of good practice do exist, however.  The challenge we face is taking the expertise and experience of specific services into the mainstream.

Join us to discuss how we can improve outcomes for our ageing minority ethnic population.

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