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Supporting People Living with Dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Supporting People Living with Dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Key Issues and Strategies for Change

Edited by David Truswell. Foreword by Professor Mark Johnson

Quick Overview

An accessible guide covering the experience of people with dementia within several different communities such as Irish, Caribbean, South Asian, Chinese and Jewish. It also explores in detail common issues experienced across BME communities such as cultural differences, human rights and spirituality.
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
2019, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 5.91in / 226mm x 150mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781785923913

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Focusing on individual Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities such as Irish, Caribbean, South Asian, Chinese and Jewish, this accessible guide brings together key information on the impact of living with dementia in BAME communities into a single comprehensive resource for front-line staff as well as an information source for families and carers.

The book sets out personal case studies and examines how to provide bespoke support and information to raise awareness and lower levels of stigma. With diagnoses among minority communities set to increase, this much-needed handbook is the perfect companion for care home workers, social workers, doctors and nurses who may lack experience in communicating with and caring for people from BAME backgrounds. It is also a valuable resource for family carers and those living with dementia.

Reviews

'At a time when black and minority ethnic people living with dementia are regularly ignored by policy initiatives as well as often being poorly supported by services, this is a welcome reminder that the current situation is not good enough. Truswell and colleagues usefully identify where experiences are improving and the lessons we can all learn, so that we can do better.'
- Jabeer Butt, OBE, Chief Executive, Race Equality Foundation

'Readable, interesting and a valuable source of information on an important subject. Many of the chapters are embellished with meaningful stories and case histories. Essential reading for anyone practising in the health and social care field but of interest much more generally.'
- Suman Fernando, Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, London Metropolitan University and former consultant psychiatrist

'Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges facing our country, we know that it affects people in all walks of life and can affect young and old people across the country and people from different ethnic groups. We know that cultural differences are important in our understanding of dementia and our ambition to provide high quality diagnosis and post-diagnostic support. Contributions such as David Truswell's excellent book which add to our body of knowledge are important, and to be welcomed.'
- Professor Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Manchester

'Dementia is not colour blind. It affects people from all ethnic groups and cultures and its impact in Black Asian and Minority ethnic communities in Britain is a lesser known fact. Our culture shapes the way we think and act. This book unlocks the mysteries of Dementia, its prevalence and conceptualisation in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Britain. This compelling guide makes the invisible visible on dementia and its impact and care in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in Britain.'
- Professor Raghu Raghavan, Professor of Mental Health and Director of Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University Leicester