During the consideration of your Health Inequalities Strategy, I raised the issue of supporting the understanding of those with dementia in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, noting there was evidence to suggest some communities may struggle to access information, perhaps exacerbated by language barriers. In response, Professor Yvonne Boyle said:
“We do not have much data about dementia in the older BAME group…This is an important area where the data are lacking. Having a Champion will help us perhaps find some of those people and understand a little bit more how we can do better for them”
What work has the Dementia Champion done on this so far and what plans are there to increase the data available?