World Alzheimer’s Month

BME Dementia Service Shortlisted for Anti-Stigma Award 2023!

Our brilliant BME Dementia Service are really pleased to announce that our initiative has been shortlisted as one of three finalists and, as such, we will be presenting our initiative at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Helsinki, Finland. The 2023 award call focused on projects, campaigns, films/videos or publications/books, which aim to address the stigma attached to dementia. In particular, it focused on initiatives and campaigns addressing the stigma

2023-09-12T13:28:09+01:0012th September 2023|Blog, Dementia, World Alzheimer's Month|

World Alzheimer’s Month blog: BME Dementia Service

September is World Alzheimer's month. To mark this month, and continue to raise awareness around Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss in BME communities, a member of our BME Dementia Service has put together a short blog around their experiences with the group. During the pandemic, in September 2020, I read an online article about a café group in Leeds for South Asian elders who had Dementia. Noting the name

2023-09-05T14:03:51+01:005th September 2023|Blog, Dementia, World Alzheimer's Month|

World Alzheimer’s Day: Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service and Support for BME People Living with Dementia

This World Alzheimers’ Month, Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service, in its 10th year, has some vital words on the importance of BME-specific support for those living with dementia and some advice on how to find support. This year marks the 10th year of Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service. As a part of marking this milestone, we featured on ITV Calendar in August to call for more funding for BME-specific support and

2022-09-21T10:20:33+01:0021st September 2022|Blog, Dementia, World Alzheimer's Month|

I’m Trans and My Dad Has Dementia

For World Alzheimer's Month, Touchstone's Co-production Lead for the Complex Rehabilitation Project, Tristan, has written a moving piece on his relationship with his Dad, who is living with dementia. My Dad has Dementia. He was about 53 years old when he was diagnosed, I was devastated. I felt like my world was ending, when in fact it was just changing. Drastically changing, but not ending. I was around 22,

2022-09-16T12:52:45+01:007th September 2022|Blog, Dementia, World Alzheimer's Month|