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Black and minority ethnic people with dementia and their access to support and services

This briefing provides an overview of the research literature on the barriers currently facing black and minority ethnic (BME) people in accessing dementia care services. It also looks at some of the ways in which services can become better at responding to the needs of (BME) people in their local area. The briefing begins by outlining the main issues and why it is important to address existing barriers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Korean-American family postcaregivers on dementia caregiving: a phenomenological inquiry

The purpose of this article is to understand dementia caregiving and postcaregiving experience from the Korean-American family caregiver perspective. In this transcendental phenomenological study, I analyzed both in-depth interviews from 8 caregivers and field notes with the procedure of Moustakas' (1994) modification of the Van Kaam method.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Advice for black and minority ethnic elders

Describes a three-year project funded by a grant from the Bridge House Estate Trust Fund to fund an information and advice project for black and ethnic minority older people and their informal elder carers, aiming to improve access to Age Concern's information and advice services across London and working in all 33 boroughs - 11 per year.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Carers' journeys

The material on this DVD reflects the views of a multi-ethnic group of carers and community members in Wolverhampton who meet regularly to share their experiences and hope for the future. Some issues for discussion are also suggested in the accompanying leaflet, including access to appropriate services, improving communication and better recognition of the role of carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Dementia doesn't discriminate

Ealing, London: Francis English describes two new videos produced by Alzheimer’s Concern Ealing to support people with dementia and carers from ethnic minority groups

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Getting it right: assessments for black and minority ethnic carers and service users

The aim of this multimedia learning resource is to provide a broad introduction to the issues affecting minority ethnic carers and service users with an emphasis on achieving cultural competence within individual practice.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Religiosity as a mediator of caregiver well-being: does ethnicity make a difference?

This study used an adaptation of the stress and appraisal model to examine the mediating effects of religiosity on caregiving strain and gain with an ethnically diverse sample of 384 Alzheimer's disease caregivers in the United States.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Dementia's cultural challenge

Discusses the finding of research which looks at how carers from ethnic minorities view statutory services for family members with dementia. The research, funded by the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University, focused on people from south Asian or African-Caribbean backgrounds.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Family care for immigrants with dementia: the perspectives of female family carers living in the Netherlands

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dementia is increasing among non-western immigrants. It is known that family care is provided relatively often among immigrant groups. Until now, however, relatively little was known about how relatives of people with dementia in the immigrant communities perceive family care. This study therefore focuses on describing the perspectives of female Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese Creole family carers in the Netherlands about providing family care to a close relative with dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Awareness and understanding of dementia in African/Caribbean and South Asian families

The objective of this study was to explore awareness, recognition and understanding of dementia symptoms in families of South Asian and African/Caribbean descent in the UK. In-depth, semistructured interviews were carried out with South Asian and African/Caribbean carers. Interview transcripts were analysed by coding the data into themes and investigating links between them, using the constant comparison approach of grounded theory. Thirty carers of a person with dementia of South Asian and African/Caribbean heritage were interviewed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

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