Raising awareness of dementia in BME communities

Author: Rimmer, Sally and Patel, Amena

Corporate author: NHS Blackburn with Darwen and Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Publication date: September 2012

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The dementia strategy for Blackburn with Darwen ‘Shaping the Future’ identified a need to raise awareness of dementia in the BME communities in the Borough, along with the help, advice and support that is available. An interactive awareness raising session was developed to help with this, using a DVD which tells the story of a family discovering that one of them has dementia, coupled with discussions, questions and answers, and information from professionals.