Dementia Equity and Rights

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This publication is presented by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group and has been compiled by multiple organisations. This resource can be used in a variety of ways to cover both foundation and intermediate levels, challenging personal practice or being used to scrutinise services.

This publication seeks to highlight the main issues arising for people with dementia and carers from the following population groups: the oldest old, young onset, people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic people (BME), women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB&T), and different socio-economic populations.

It considers the prevalence of dementia within each group and the needs and experiences of people living with dementia and carers within each protected characteristic group. It also provides information, recommendations and resources for commissioners, service providers, service users and their carers to ensure that the best possible care and support to people living with dementia and their carers is expected and delivered.

Related pathway points of the Dementia Competency Framework: