Welcome to Meri Yaadain CiC, tackling dementia in BAME communities.
A very warm welcome to you to Meri Yaadain (My Memories) CiC. We are a Community interest Company (CiC) set up to expand on our work which we began in 2006. Together with a number of Directors, I am hopeful that we will be able to make a meaningful impact in supporting people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who face barriers in accessing information, services and advocacy.
Whether living with dementia or caring for a family member (or friend), individuals from these communities are often ‘seldom heard and seen’ in the dementia world. Not only does research (statistics) tell us that these communities are at higher risk of certain types of dementia, but they are also markedly absent in both accessing services or being able to have access to cultural competency beyond their home.
Mohammed Akhlak Rauf MBE
Founder & Director
Area of work
We aim to work in communities (wherever possible, in partnership with statutory and voluntary community organisations) to raise the awareness of dementia amongst the BAME communities.
We want BAME carers to have the right access to information and support at the right time so that diagnosis is timely, carers get their carer assessment and the can be supported irrespective of care being a burden or rewarding to them.
We aim to work in partnership with statutory and voluntary community organisations to offer support, advice, guidance and training so that they are better able to meet the needs of BAME people living with dementia and their carer(s).
Some facts about BAME Dementia
Dementia is a life changing occurrence for the person living with it as well as the carer and/or family members. These numbers highlight the severity and increase in dementia in the UK and in BAME communities.
Latest News & Events
Meri Yaadain has produced a suite of videos promoting and encouraging people to stay safe, follow the government guidelines and rules and get vaccinated when offered an appointment. These are available in English, Urdu, Bangla and Gujarati languages.
Meri Yaadain CiC would like to wish all our Muslim friends, family and colleagues a blessed Ramadhan. Whilst this Ramadhan will be challenging and different to previous years, we wish you and your family peace, health and happiness. We have produced some advice on how to manage dementia care during the holy month.
We have re-launched the Meri Yaadain website to mark the 1st year anniversary of Meri Yaadain being a Company interest Group. It has been an amazing and productive journey to get to this stage and we hope there are many more years to come.
In responding to the global pandemic, COVID-19, Meri Yaadain has produced some information leaflets for all BAME Dementia stakeholders with important information on how to stay safe and healthy in this difficult time.