DVD aimed at South Asian families affected by dementia
A DVD specifically aimed at South Asian families affected by dementia has been launched by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and it is hoped the film will encourage members of the South Asian community to become dementia champions.
The DVD, called ‘Living Well with Dementia’, seeks to address cultural issues, that previous information has not covered, which play a crucial role in families being able to cope with a dementia diagnosis. The gaps in information relate to the South Asian community and the Trust has decided to tackle this by producing the DVD which takes account of the different social and cultural issues.
The film has been produced in Hindi and Urdu by the Trust’s mental health services for older people with funding from the Alzheimer’s Society. It features contributions and stories from service users and carers and explores what it is like to live with dementia, the associated difficulties, coping strategies as well as sources of support and advice.
Please click here to find out more and to watch the film.