Jabeer Butt, OBE, Chief Executive, Race Equality Foundation
At a time when black and minority ethnic people living with dementia are regularly ignored by policy initiatives as well as often being poorly supported by services, this is a welcome reminder that the current situation is not good enough. Truswell and colleagues usefully identify where experiences are improving and the lessons we can all learn, so that we can do better.
Suman Fernando, Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, London Metropolitan University and former consultant psychiatrist
Readable, interesting and a valuable source of information on an important subject. Many of the chapters are embellished with meaningful stories and case histories. Essential reading for anyone practising in the health and social care field but of interest much more generally.
Professor Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Manchester
Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges facing our country, we know that it affects people in all walks of life and can affect young and old people across the country and people from different ethnic groups. We know that cultural differences are important in our understanding of dementia and our ambition to provide high quality diagnosis and post-diagnostic support. Contributions such as David Truswell's excellent book which add to our body of knowledge are important, and to be welcomed.
Professor Raghu Raghavan, Professor of Mental Health and Director of Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University Leicester
Dementia is not colour blind. It affects people from all ethnic groups and cultures and its impact in Black Asian and Minority ethnic communities in Britain is a lesser known fact. Our culture shapes the way we think and act. This book unlocks the mysteries of Dementia, its prevalence and conceptualisation in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Britain. This compelling guide makes the invisible visible on dementia and its impact and care in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in Britain.