LGBTi Communities and Dementia
LGBT Health and Wellbeing were awarded £137,500, to deliver their Communities and Dementia project between 2018 and 2020.
Their aim was to raise the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people affected by dementia and to support those working with people affected by dementia to better understand and meet the needs of LGBT people accessing services and support.
The project supports LGBT people affected by dementia, which includes LGBT people that have received a diagnosis of dementia or LGBT people who care for or support someone in their life with dementia - whether the person they care for is LGBT or not.
The project will look at quality of life and what this means for older LGBT people (whether living with dementia or a carer), what is most important to them, and how they think services could support and promote their human rights, focussing on equal and meaningful access to support.
The LGBT Dementia Project will also involve partnership work with Alzheimer Scotland and other key stakeholders to develop a toolkit for professionals looking at practice in relation to working with LGBT people affected by dementia and LGBT carers.
Ultimately this project hopes to help embed a rights-based approach and to ensure that person-centred care is a reality for LGBT people living with dementia and/or unpaid carers.