Improving care of BlackAfrican & Caribbean people with memory problems
Black and minority ethnic groups account for 15% of the UK and 40% of the London population. African and Caribbean elders develop dementia more often and earlier than the white UK population but access services later, and usually in crisis. Diagnostic certainty allows people with dementia and their carers to plan and make choices, to play a more active role in their care, facilitates access to specialist services, reduces crises and delays care-home admission.
UCL, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust as part of NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) North Thames has produced a new resource to help Black African and Caribbean elders seek help from their GP when experiencing memory problems. See their leaflet here.
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