The event aimed to offer an initial conversation with some of Lambeth’s Black community members to:
get a sense of awareness levels about these inequalities
start to investigate the reasons for the pattern of late diagnoses
provide information about the healthy living support that can help to prevent and delay the disease, and explore how accessible and effective these initiatives are for local Black communities
identify some ideas for responding to these challenges.
Watch the presentation from Grant Malyn, Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist at SLaM, explaining what vascular dementia is and how they discovered the inequalities:
Watch the presentation from David Truswell, Executive Director of the Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity about some of the wider implications for people living with dementia from BAME communities:
Community drama performance
The event also included a live play about a Caribbean family’s different responses to a family member experiencing memory problems and confusion. The play, commissioned by Healthwatch, was developed and performed by local community members and directed by Tony Cealy.