Dementia amongst the BAME

  • There are approximately 25,000 BAME people in the UK living with dementia.
  • There is a projected increase of 7-8 fold in dementia amongst the BAME communities in the next approximately 30 years
  • People living with dementia from BAME communities are less likely to access dementia related services
  • Carers of relatives living with dementia (in BAME communities) are more likely to be coping with an already complex situation – complex health needs or co-morbidities