Continuing the conversation to improve dementia care and support

A chance to share your experience and ideas to help bring about positive changes to services and support for the Black African and Caribbean community

Following on from the fabulous engagement event on the 10th February 2021, the African Caribbean Care Group want to build on this, with further conversations with Black African Caribbean People living with dementia and their family members and wider services supporting this community.

Join the conversation

Tuesday 30th March 2021 10.30 am to 12pm

Register here:

Zoom Meeting ID: 992 9407 9241

The main aim of this event is to bring about transformative change, identifying good practices that could be implemented for adults living with dementia, their carers and/or families from the Black African Caribbean communities. This is an opportunity to share your lived experiences which would enable different services and providers to develop better strategies to improve practice.

Research have shown that Black African Caribbean communities are not accessing statutory services and they are underrepresented in data analysis. Following the call for evidence event and surveys completed, the African Caribbean Care Group have found there are various barriers to support for adults and their families living with dementia. This includes difficulties with being diagnosed regardless of disclosing their concerns, a carer reported that it took five years for her family member to be diagnosed following a formal complaint. However, adults’ medical needs may be overlooked as this is being attributed to dementia symptoms. Survey analysis also found the support available in care homes or some services are not culturally appropriate for dementia adults from the Black African Caribbean communities.

Your contribution would continue the discussion about shaping appropriate services for Black African and Caribbean adults and their carers living with dementia. Therefore, empowering services and professionals to take affirmative actions, making a positive change to the delivery of dementia care for adults from the Black African and Caribbean communities living in their home, care homes or those that receive acute care.