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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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