Research and evidence seminars

BNSSG ICB Research Seminar: The south Asian Dementia diAgnosis PaThway (ADAPT) – an online toolkit to enhance the dementia pathway

Thursday 6th October 2022, 12-1pm

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Please join us for a special seminar focusing on the ADAPT study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), hosted by BNSSG Integrated Care Board (ICB), and led by Prof. Rik Cheston (UWE Bristol) and Dr. Sahdia Parveen (University of Bradford). This seminar will be chaired by Paul Roy, Research Manager, BNSSG ICB.

People living with dementia from South Asian communities, along with their families, are often disadvantaged when seeking suitable support. There are many different reasons for this, but relatively few resources available for awareness raising, assessment and post-diagnostic interventions that are validated and culturally appropriate. All too often where resources do exist, then health care workers are unable to identify them. Moreover, good care often requires partnership working between large organisations (such as NHS Trusts) and smaller, community-based organisations. However, tensions can arise in partnership working.

To meet these challenges, the ADAPT project has created a website that brings together a “toolkit” of culturally appropriate resources focused on the dementia care pathway, from awareness of the condition to its medical assessment as well as post-diagnostic support. It also offers advice and recommendations to healthcare staff providing relevant services.

The ADAPT toolkit can be found here.