World Alzheimer’s Day, an international campaign to raise awareness about the illness took place on Monday 21 September. It is an opportunity for people and organisations to demonstrate how we can overcome these issues and help people live well with dementia.
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning were funded by Dementia United to co-design resources to raise awareness of dementia in South Asian communities. This group was targeted because we know there is a great deal of misunderstanding about dementia in the South Asian Community.
All of the resources created, including videos, information leaflets and posters were done so with the help, guidance and support of people from South Asian communities who are living with dementia, their carers and family members. The videos have been produced in English, British, Sign Language, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu to ensure that all members of the community can have access to the resources should they need it.
Advice and support was also provided by local voluntary and community groups including:
- Indian Senior Citizens Group
- Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation
- North Manchester Black Health Forum
- Communities for All
- Ethnic Health Forum
Helen Pratt, Project Manager at Dementia United said about the project:
The resources that have been developed and shared with me are brilliant. They reflect such great engagement too across the community. I am so impressed with the videos, which are very professional as well as being so informative.
If you have any feedback about the resources or would like to tell us how you have shared or used the resources, please get in touch with the MHCC engagement team.