Retired nurse Clarice grew up in Jamaica, in St Ann. She excelled at maths, and as a tomboy spent her days playing cricket and climbing trees. She initially found it hard to adjust to the smog of 1950s London, but after her nursing training she never looked back. As well as raising six children and working as a nurse in the prison service, Clarice sang at her local church, where she also ran the Sunday school and senior citizens' club. Today, aged 78, Clarice lives in South London close to her family and is a regular guest at an Alzheimer's Society dementia café. When the dementia gets her down, Clarice turns to prayer and apple turnovers with fresh cream. At the café it doesn't matter who you are - everybody's on the same level. The social side is very good and the staff are fantastic.' This film is part of Alzheimer's Society's Remember the person campaign, which asks people to think about the individuals living with dementia and not just the diagnosis
Clarice's story - Growing up in Jamaica, diagnosed with dementia in the UK
Alzheimer Europe's database on intercultural initiatives was developed as part of the 2018 Work Plan which received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014–2020).
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