As part of our campaign From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard, the NDAA has been carrying out work on dementia within the LGBT+ community. We have spoken at events, members’ meetings, and a university lecture; ran webinars; helped a person with dementia create an LGBT+ dementia network; published recommendations; ran a survey; and written blogs. You can see our work on Twitter using the hashtag #dementiaseenandheard
Our most recent piece of work is an article in Diva – Europe’s leading lesbian magazine – where three people who have supported our work on dementia within the LGBT+ community shared their stories. Heather and Chris (and NDAA’s Sarah Tilsed) are pictured in this photo with the magazine!
As part of an innovation called Bring Dementia Out we have also co-produced a booklet, online hub and poster with LGBT+ people affected by dementia, Alzheimer’s Society, and LGBT+ organisations (including Switchboard in Brighton and Hove, LGBT Foundation in Manchester, and the National LGBT Partnership). You can read the evaluation of this work here.
Our survey for LGBT+ people with dementia and carers is still open and is intended to inform our member Dementia Adventure so that they can co-produce a service that will be what people want and need. Please click here for further information.