This database contains information of potential interest to people with dementia and their supporters (e.g. family, friends and informal carers) from minority ethnic groups, as well as to professional carers, policy makers and all involved in designing, developing and providing intercultural care and support for people with dementia.

The identification and sharing of tried and tested initiatives and materials should hopefully provide ideas and a solid basis for the development or improvement of such services and support in Europe, adapting them where necessary, and at the same time help avoid the duplication of efforts. This database is an ongoing repository of information and we would be pleased to hear from you about other initiatives and relevant materials in Europe. 

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BME Dementia Care - EachStep Blackburn and One Voice, leading South Asian Community group

EachStep Blackburn is a pioneering £5m dementia care service that provides specialist respite, residential, nursing and end of life care. Community Integrated Care has strived to ensure that our home is inclusive of the entire local community. We've formed a thriving partnership with the leading South Asian community group, One Voice. This has seen...
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Caring for dementia: exploring good practice on supporting South Asian carers through access to culturally competent service provision

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...
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Living well with dementia

Our Trust recently launched a film specifically aimed at South Asian families affected by dementia. The DVD seeks to address cultural issues, that previous information has not covered, which play a crucial role in families being able to cope with a dementia diagnosis. The gaps in information relate to the South Asian community and the Trust has...
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Purani Yaadein (Old Memories) Raising awareness of Dementia in Rochdale

The making of the ‘Purani Yaadein’ (Old Memories) film was inspired by personal experiences of our team; whose parents arrived in the UK in the 1960’s from South Asia to fill the labour shortage in the textile industry. We wanted to record the ‘Purani’ (old) memories of people of that early generation as part of this project, which also included...
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South Asian Dementia Café – Hamari Yaadain

During the COVID-19 pandemix, as routine is important to people with dementia, we have replaced our fortnightly South Asian Dementia café, which is on First and Third Thursday of every month from 1-3pm, with ‘Telephone Drop-in’ where we use this slot to answer any questions and to provide emotional support over telephone to all our café members
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Touchstone BME Dementia Forum

Touchstone’s BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Dementia Service provides specialist support to people living with memory problems or a diagnosis of dementia and their carers from ethnic minorities. Our aim is to raise awareness of dementia within BME communities by breaking down the barriers that exists about dementia and bring it out into the open...
 
Acknowledgement
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).
Alzheimer Europe also gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by Robert Bosch Stiftung.
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