Toby Williamson provides an information rundown on recent reports that may of interest to all those involved with dementia and its impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the first of a series of DACE Blogs
THE NHS Plan
A new long-term plan for the NHS was recently published by the Government. Dementia is mentioned in a number of places in the plan, but there is only short paragraph specifically dedicated to dementia. There is only one short paragraph that is dedicated to the dementia (Paragraph 1.20 on page 17), with occasional references elsewhere whereas there much bigger sections dedicated to cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, learning disabilities, children’s and adult mental health. You can read the full plan here, and see an online version here .
Report on dementia and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
A report written by Samir Jeraj and Jabeer Butt from the Race Equality Foundation about Dementia and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities has been published. The report describes the Health and Wellbeing Alliance project that several members of DACE participated in and identifies key for BAME communities and dementia policy makers and services. You can see the project here.
Dementia friendly communities
A new report has ben published reviewing the evidence about dementia-friendly communities. The report is available in both PDF and Word here. The report is useful but I could only find one reference to BAME communities.
Living well with dementia
Some DACE members are involved in a large research project looking at factors that enable people to live well with dementia. It’s called the IDEAL study and more information is available here.
BBC presenter Rajan Datar has talked about his father’s dementia. Here’s the story.
Dementia and Asian communities
Victoria Derbyshire show asks why many Asian people do not seek help with dementia. Here’s the story – it starts at the 20 minute mark (Julia Botsford, from Dementia UK, is interviewed).
A manifesto for dementia
I have co-authored a book on dementia, rights and values, called The Dementia Manifesto, which is about to be published. Here’s a pre-publication link that tells you a bit more about the book.