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Caring for dementia (UK)

South Asian

Title/name of initiative: 

Caring for dementia: exploring good practice on supporting South Asian carers through access to culturally competent service provision.

Type of initiative:



United Kingdom


Booklet which provides background information about the South Asian community in the UK, explains the cultural context of caring, covering for example gender issues, religious practices, challenges and barriers experienced by BME carers of people with dementia and issues related to interpretation. It also contains background information about different aspects of the South Asian culture including traditions, rituals, customs, food and diet and religious obligations. The booklet ends with information about how support services can help carers from South Asian families.

Which ethnic group(s) are covered?

South Asian community in the United Kingdom

Which languages are covered?

English and Urdu

What is the target audience of the initiative:

Health and social care professionals, and service providers

Publication date:


Where or from whom to obtain more information:

Mohammed Akhlak Rauf at: Meri Yaadain Dementia Team, Bradford, United Kingdom, +44 1274 431308



Last Updated: Saturday 17 November 2018


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