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Championing Dementia and Healthcare Inequalities: Raising Our Needs Above the Parapet


The article is about dementia, a condition characterized by the loss of cognitive functioning, such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning. The author, who has worked as a senior manager within staff leadership, learning, and development in the National Health Service (NHS), focuses on raising awareness and reducing stigma around dementia. The article discusses the different types of dementia and causes, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular, dementia with Lewy bodies, Fronto-Temporal dementia, and Multi-infarct dementia. The author also highlights the impact of dementia on those living with it and their caregivers and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in dementia care. The author sheds light on the fact that Black people are less likely to be diagnosed in a timely manner, feeding into the inequalities within the healthcare arena.

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Climate change threatens the existence of the Caribbean region, warns experts


Climate change puts Caribbean region at risk of large-scale migration, with estimates suggesting that by 2050, up to 216 million people globally could be displaced by climate-related events. The Caribbean is particularly vulnerable due to its small island states and limited financial resources, and already faces negative impacts such as sea level rise, coral bleaching, and extreme weather events. Despite establishing agreements on migration and disaster risk management, progress has been hindered by economic and financial constraints, as well as the impact of COVID-19. Defining “climate migration” and establishing international legal frameworks to provide protection for those affected by climate change is crucial, as is cooperation among Caribbean nations, international institutions, and larger economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop migration policies.

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