Calling All Voices: Stories from Black Community Members

By: Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and the Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD)

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This paper shares the perspectives and experiences communicated through extensive conversations with Black Americans living with dementia and their care partners. These individuals bring to this paper a rich diversity of backgrounds, geographies, and types of dementia.

Calling All Voices: Stories from LGBTQ+ Community Members

By: Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and the Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD)

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This paper shares a set of “lived experiences” heard through conversations with nine members of the LGBTQ+ community, seven of whom are living with dementia and two of whom are care partners. These individuals come from diverse backgrounds and geographical regions, they have different types of dementia, and some are single while others live with a partner.

Dementia and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Community

By: Dementia Action Alliance (UK)

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This briefing paper has been produced to launch the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign to improve care and support for people affected by dementia from seldom heard groups.

Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity: Issues for All

By: Julia Botsford and Karen Harrison Dening

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This book examines cultural issues in terms of assessment and engagement with people with dementia, challenges for care homes, and issues for supporting families from diverse ethnic backgrounds in relation to planning end of life care and bereavement.

Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country

by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -

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This public health guide is focused on the impact of dementia in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It is designed to support discussion about dementia and care partnering within tribal communities and to encourage a public health approach.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia

Edited by: Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price

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The first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia.

Issues Brief: LGBT And Dementia

By: Alzheimer’s Association

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Learn the unique issues that arise when Alzheimer’s disease, sexual orientation, and gender identification and expression intersect, allowing advocates and care providers to better meet the needs of LGBT elders and their caregivers facing dementia.

Is it Alzheimer’s or Just Signs of Aging? 10 Signs Every African American Should Know

By: Alzheimer's Association

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This brochure outlines 10 warning signs of dementia African Americans should be aware of.

LGBTI and Dementia

By: Dementia Australia

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This guide was prepared by Dementia Australia for LGBTI people living with dementia, their families, friends and care partners. This guide is based on discussions, consultations and input from LGBTI people. We would like to acknowledge everyone who contributed to the development of this resource.

LGBTQ+: Living with dementia booklet

By: Alzheimer’s Society UK

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This booklet is for LGBTQ+ people living with dementia. It has information and advice about how to live well with dementia. It also includes guidance on getting emotional and practical support.

Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease in Native People Booklet

By The Wake Forest School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center)

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The Wake Forest School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center offers a booklet about Alzheimer’s disease in Native American people. The booklet uses personal stories to help the reader understand more about the disease and recognize the early signs of memory loss.

Memory Sunday Toolkit

By the The National Brain Health Center for African-Americans

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Originally developed by the African American Dementia Outreach Partnership in Lexington, KY, it is now updated and distributed by the Balm in Gilead’s National Brain Health Center for African Americans. This toolkit is part of a campaign to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive health among members of African-American churches. It also contains resources for implementing Memory Sunday—the second Sunday in June, when interested congregations participate in the awareness campaign.

Proud to Care: LGBT and Dementia A Guide for Health and Social Care Providers

by LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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A guide to support health and social care staff develop their practice in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with dementia.

Serving African American Families: Home and Community Based Services for People with Dementia and their Caregivers

By the Alzheimer’s Association

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This toolkit from the Alzheimer’s Association outlines actions states can take to elevate awareness about dementia and caregiver support in African American communities, and provides links to local dementia capable services.

Supporting People Living With Dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

By: David Truswell

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Focusing on individual Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities such as Irish, Caribbean, South Asian, Chinese and Jewish, this accessible guide brings together key information on the impact of living with dementia in BAME communities into a single comprehensive resource for front-line staff as well as an information source for families and care partners.

The Costs of Alzheimer's and Other Dementia for African Americans

By: African American Network Against Alzheimer's

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This report discusses the cost and economic burden of dementia on the African American community.

We are Still Gay: An Evidence Based Resource Exploring the Experiences and Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Australians Living with Dementia

By: Pauline Crameri, Catherine Barrett, Sally Lambourne, J.R. Latham

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This resource is an example of pioneering action research: it points the way forward to meeting the real needs of LGBTI Australians living with dementia. It will also assist advocacy organizations to raise public awareness of the issues experienced by LGBTI people living with dementia.