An eight month research project focusing on the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers of people with dementia found that more awareness and culturally appropriate services are needed.
Bristol and Avon Chinese women’s Group (BACWG) initiated the research project due to a lack of existing BME related research concerning dementia and carers.
The research focused on the experiences of people from Caribbean, South Asian and Chinese communities in Bristol.
You can watch a video of a number of the study participants discussing their experiences here.
The report found that more awareness of risk factors and prevention amongst BME communities and GPs is needed, as well as more culturally appropriate services.
A steering group supervised the work, including representation from BACWG, Bristol Black Carers, Bristol City Council, University of the West of England, Alzheimer’s Society and Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service. Other partner organisations include Dhek Bhal.
You can read the full report here.