Little is known about the dementia experiences and additional challenges faced by communities with multiple identities linked to ethnic background, sexuality and disability. In this session you will be hearing about a project that aimed to address this significant gap in engaging and understanding the needs of diverse communities (Bengali, Greek, Somali, Welsh speaking, LGBT, Culturally Deaf, deaf, visually impaired and with Down Syndrome) of people affected by dementia and their carers in Wales. More specifically, Dr Sofia Vougioukalou, Research Fellow at Y Lab, Cardiff University will be discussing the broader framework of health inequalities in dementia care with a focus on language and micro-aggressions. Suzanne Duval BEM, Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health Services manager at Diverse Cymru will be discussing her policy engagement on ethnicity and dementia care in Wales. Anne Rees, a former children’s social worker and diversity information officer at Alzheimer’s Society Cymru will be discussing the impact of equalities legislation on dementia care.
Presenters: Sofia Vougioukalou, Cardiff University, Suzanne Duval from Diverse Cymru and Anne Mears-Rees from Promo Cymru.
Early signs of dementia poster:
As I walk the last mile of the way report – collection of interviews with families impacted by dementia:
Caring for someone with dementia: A guide for family and friends.