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Inquiry into dementia care for people in minority ethnic groups

Inquiry into dementia care for people in minority ethnic groups
20th December 2012

An inquiry has been launched into what is perceived to be an under-representation of minority ethnic groups in dementia care services.


The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) has launched the inquiry because they believe that people from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups do not seek a diagnosis as early as they could.

The APPG suggests that this could be because awareness of dementia within BAME communities is not as high as in other demographics or that there may be more of a stigma attached to the condition in different cultures.

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, chair of the APPG, said: "It's vital that people with dementia from all walks of life have access to support that can help them live well with the condition."

The APPG is now consulting with a variety of people including dementia patients, their carers and experts who deal with minority ethnic groups.

 

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