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Dementia and… cultural complexities with Abdul Shakoor
These videos were prepared by F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd in collaboration with Neurology Academy. They were funded by F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.
BAME dementia link worker Abdul Shakoor delivers compelling stories and provides inspirational insight into the cultural implications of supporting people with dementia from a South Asian background.
Setting the scene for how people from a South Asian background may relate to dementia, Abdul discusses cultural expectations, family responsibilities and other barriers to health seeking. He also sets out the importance of cultural competency in healthcare professionals both in tailoring cognitive assessments and inproviding relevant support to and understanding of people with dementia from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.