Chapter 5. Whose Illness is it Anyway?

  1. Sube Banerjee and
  2. Vanessa Lawrence

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch5

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

How to Cite

Banerjee, S. and Lawrence, V. (2010) Whose Illness is it Anyway?, in Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch5

Author Information

  1. The David Goldberg Centre, The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723531

Online ISBN: 9780470725498

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Keywords:

  • society policy, in relation to ethnicity and culture - older adults, right to person-centred care;
  • Standard Seven of the National Service Framework for Older People;
  • accessible, appropriate mental health service needs - for black and minority ethnic groups;
  • voluntary organizations - serving black and minority groups;
  • innovative strategies - understanding dementia in ethnic minority communities;
  • ‘Bradford Dementia Group’;
  • ‘Alzheimer's Concern Ealing’ - how culturally specific a service can be;
  • delivering race equality in mental health care;
  • person's experience with dementia;
  • stark absence of research - on people with dementia from minority ethnic groups

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Society – policy in relation to ethnicity and culture

  • Black and minority ethnic organisations

  • Use of services

  • The experience of the person with dementia

  • The care giver experience