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An individual’s experience of dementia can be significantly determined by factors such as ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation. This section will help local commissioners to consider equality and health inequality issues in dementia, and learn from good practice acrosss the country.

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Pathways 4 Life, Walsall Pathways 4 Life, Walsall

Pathways 4 Life dementia support worker service for hard to reach groups is a partnership initiative between the Accord Group and Age UK Walsall offering dementia support and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic groups (BME) in Walsall. Read more »

Women and dementia: A marginalised majority Women and dementia: A marginalised majority

This report published by Alzheimer’s Research UK reveals that dementia has become the leading cause of death among British women and that women are far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia than men, suffering physical and emotional stress and job losses in the process. Read more »

Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia World Alzheimer Report 2013

The report ‘Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia’, recently published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, reveals that number of older people dependent on care will rise threefold to 277 million worldwide in the next thirty years and almost half of those people will be living with dementia. Read more »