Vascular Dementia Inequalities for Lambeth’s Black Communities

In October 2020, we held an online event with South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM) and Black Thrive for local people to explore the inequalities linked to vascular dementia experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities.
BAME man and woman cooking together


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 video here 

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: 

Watch the video here 

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

Download the full report here

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Vascular Dementia Inequalities for Lambeth's Black communities

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