People from ethnic minority communities often face delays in dementia diagnosis, barriers to services and there is insufficient culturally competent dementia care available. Earlier this year (15 May 2023), NHS England (NHSE), working in partnership with Alzheimer Europe, published a guide on intercultural dementia care, for health and care professionals, aiming to improve care for people living with dementia from an ethnic minority background. During July, this important resource was accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO), for inclusion on the WHO Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange (GDO KE) Platform. The process for inclusion of this resource included a review by the WHO secretariat together with the GDO KE peer review panel and Focus Group of people with lived experience. Alzheimer Europe is delighted to have its yearbook shared via this important platform.
GDO KE Platform homepage: https://globaldementia.org/en