The Alzheimer’s Society has developed the Bring Dementia Out innovation, which aims to ensure that LGBT+ people affected by dementia feel more comfortable in coming forward to access help, information and support around dementia.
Through helping LGBT+ organisations and communities to increase their awareness and understanding of dementia, and how the needs of LGBT+ people affected by dementia may sometimes differ, they’ll be helping us to reach those affected by dementia.
The key elements of the innovation include: an awareness video, a concise booklet of steps on how people can help, a webpage encompassing information, support and resources, a poster to help spread the word, and events or sessions held locally in the communities to help raise awareness around dementia, and specifically around LGBT+ and dementia. The innovation is currently being tested in Brighton & Hove and Greater Manchester until the end of February, when it will be evaluated. If successful, Alzheimer’s Society will be working with partner organisations to roll the programme out. The Ageing Better LGBT Hub will continue to update on this project. https://blgbt.org/ageing-better/