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‘We look after our own’: Dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities

Publication type: Report

Author: Friends, Families and Travellers

Themes: Health and Social Care

We undertook a piece of research to find out more about awareness of the symptoms of dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities, awareness of ways to reduce the risk of dementia, and to find out more about access to care and support for dementia.

Key findings

  • Campaigns raising awareness about risk reduction activities to prevent dementia are often not reaching Gypsy and Traveller communities.
  • A significant number of Gypsies and Travellers would not attempt to access support for dementia because they feel that they would not receive culturally appropriate care.
  • The majority of Gypsies and Travellers share a strong preference for carers from within the Gypsy and Traveller communities.
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