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Two films about dementia for black and minority ethnic groups

Dementia film launch1

8:06am 12th August 2017

Two videos raising awareness of dementia for people within the black and minority ethnic backgrounds are now online.

The locally made films form part of ongoing work by NHS Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups, together with Buckinghamshire County Council, to reduce stigma of the condition and raise awareness within diverse communities. 

GP Sian Roberts said people within this group are typically harder to diagnose, and that they wanted to understand what the barriers were. She said:

"I think there's still a stigma involved with dementia. I think people think that a diagnosis is a hopeless one, but actually it isn't, and people can live a long time with dementia."

"Some of the barriers for raising awareness [within this community] are things like language, cultural difficulties, communication and also just people's lifestyles."

The videos

 

Article picture: Dementia film launch panel: Daisy Camiwet, Mahuya Kanjilal, Dr Rashmi Sawhney, Sr Sian Roberts

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