Switchboard have been working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and their innovation team on a new scheme currently being piloted in Brighton and Hove and Greater Manchester.
BRING Dementia Out aims to raise awareness and provide support for LGBT+ people affected by dementia.
While everyone’s experience of dementia is unique, there can be many additional challenges that are specific to a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Alzheimer’s Society have partnered with LGBT+ communities and organisations, including Switchboard here in Brighton, to create an online hub of resources to raise awareness of the challenges faced by LGBT+ people affected by dementia.
Daniel Cheesman, CEO at Switchboard, responded to the scheme, said: “Switchboard is proud to be supporting the ‘Bring Dementia Out’ innovation as we are only too aware that dementia doesn’t discriminate. Our Rainbow Café in Brighton has been running now for over 12 months and we are in regular contact with LGBT+ people affected by dementia. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and together we will #BringDementiaOut.”
To find out more about this exciting new initiative go along to Brighthelm Centre from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday, February 12 where you’ll hear from some of those who have been leading the innovation, those affected by dementia, Switchboard and Alzheimer’s Society.
The session is open to anyone, including people affected by dementia, LGBT+ communities, organisations and health and social care professionals, however booking is essential.
To book your free place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to find out more details? Please email Natasha.Howard@alzheimers.org.uk.
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