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Our new project launched in July 2018 aims to raise the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people affected by dementia and to support those working with people affected by dementia to better understand and meet the needs of LGBT people accessing services and support.

When we talk about LGBT people affected by dementia this includes LGBT people that have received a diagnosis of dementia or LGBT people who care for or support someone in their life with dementia- whether the person they care for is LGBT or not.

Dementia is a growing and global health challenge and ensuring equal and meaningful access to support for those affected is a matter of upholding people’s dignity, personhood and ultimately their human rights.

This project aims to increase understanding of the issues faced by LGBT people affected by dementia and help equip service providers provide inclusive services that better meet need.

Our National LGBT Dementia project aims to:

- Increase understanding of LGBT issues in relation to dementia
- Support and increase the capacity of the dementia sector to respond to these issues
- Develop an LGBT and dementia toolkit for practitioners supporting people with dementia to use as a resource
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
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Venue
9 Howe Street, City Centre
EDINBURGH
EH3 6TE

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This record was last modified on: 24 February 2020