Diversity and Dementia

Equality, diversity and inclusion are inherent in a person centred approach. Recognising the unique individuality of each person means understanding their personal history and the communities to which they belong.

Understanding the way that issues of ethnicity, sexuality and disability mediate peoples experience, including their experience of dementia and dementia care, is critical to the delivery of personalised care. Failure to recognise and engage with diversity can result in the unintentional exclusion of people from the care and support they need.


For managers 

Skills for care have produced a guide for managers and team leaders.

The guide looks at:

■ people with dementia who are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic
background (BAME)
■ people with dementia who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)
■ people with young-onset dementia.



For more resources on BAME communities and dementia click here.

The page has documents, links and a video.



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




A good practice guide for providing dementia care to LGBT communities.

More resources on dementia and LGBT communities from SCIE.