Supporting Asian elders with dementia.

Dr Nazia Azam describes an innovative project based in Bradford that is helping to raise awareness of dementia and supporting families in south Asian communities in west Yorkshire. Author/s: Dr Nazia Azam, Nazia Azam For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Bringing dementia out of the shadows for BME elders

Jan Kendall and Irene Kohler report on the Ethnic Minority Advocacy Project and share good practice guidelines for making services more accessible to BME communities.Author/s: Jan Kendall, Irene Kohler For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Meeting the needs of Asian elders

Susan Benbow and colleagues describe some initiatives for Asian elders with mental health needs in south-east Wolverhampton, based at the Blakenhall Resource Centre.Author/s: Susan Benbow For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘The place where I grew up’: ethnic minority reminiscence comes of age

An arts festival to celebrate the life stories of people from ethnic minorities now living in the UK is to be staged by Age Exchange Reminiscence Centre in Blackheath, London. Geoff Garvey reportsAuthor/s: Geoff Garvey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Dementia doesn’t discriminate

Ealing, London: Francis English describes two new videos produced by Alzheimer’s Concern Ealing to support people with dementia and carers from ethnic minority groupsAuthor/s: Francis English For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The importance of cultural competence in dementia care

Anthea Innes and colleagues describe the challenge of providing culturally appropriate services to people with dementia from ethnic minority culturesAuthor/s: Anthea Innes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Policy matters, ethnic concerns

In this second of three articles on the findings of the CNEOPSA project, Naina Patel argues that care for black and minority ethnic elders requires root and branch policy changes.Author/s: Naina Patel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Care for ethnic minorities – the professionals’ view

In this first of three articles on the findings of the CNEOPSA project, Naina Patel and Naheed Mirza discuss the issues raised by professional carers, and address the question: what do the professionals need in caring for people with dementia from ethnic minorities?Author/s: Naina Patel, Naheed Mirza For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

Bridging the divide of culture and language

Good communication is essential in working with people with dementia and their carers. Catharine Jenkins discusses how to enhance our skills in communicating with people from different cultures.Author/s: Catharine Jenkins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Reaching ethnic minorities

A project in Birmingham, described by Alaba OkuyigaAuthor/s: Alaba Okuyiga For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.