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Title/name of initiative: 

The Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity (DemACE)

Type of initiative: 

Website containing a wide range of documents and video links


United Kingdom


The Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity (DACE) is an alliance of individuals and organisations currently providing information and support to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK. DACE aims to promote improved understanding of dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and improved services and support for all those living with dementia and their carers and families. Their "Call to Action" demands increased investment and resources for grassroots organisations such as faith and community groups, which are described as containing largely untapped potential. See 

Of interest to people with dementia:

Video: "Older people from BME communities in Bristol talk about their experiences of dementia" (produced in collaboration with Bristol Aging Better; Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group; Bristol City Council; UWE Bristol):

Video: "Purani Yaadein (Old Memories): Raising Awareness of Dementia in Rochdale UK" (produced by a partnership project between BME Health Matters and Cartwheel Arts):

Video: "Living well with dementia - English version. Focus on South Asian group" : (produced by Birmingham and Solihull/ Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust):

Of interest to professionals and carers:

Video: "DME Dementia Care" (produced by Each Step. Blackburn and One Voice - a South Asian Community Group):

Which ethnic group(s) are covered?

South Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

Which languages are covered? 

English and a range of other languages (i.e. through the links to a wide range of documents and video clips)

What is the target audience of the initiative:

It is stated on the website that the aim is to provide information and support to people with dementia and carers from BAME communities. A lot of information would probably also be valuable to healthcare professionals and service providers. 


Open ended

Where or from whom to obtain more information: 

David Truswell, Chair, Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity, Email:



Last Updated: Tuesday 16 July 2019