This book explores the relationship between dementia, culture and ethnicity, looking at the latest evidence and research to determine the impact of diversity on dementia care services. By examining the key issues and providing suggestions for change, this book shows how dementia professionals can provide culturally appropriate care for all.
Julia Botsford is Research and Evaluation Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK. After a degree in History and Philosophy, Julia trained as a general and mental health nurse. Early on in her career she made a decision to work within dementia care. Since then she has held a number of different posts, both in clinical practice and education. Until April 2015 she was Senior Admiral Nurse at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust. She completed a PhD at Northumbria University in 2011 and is currently visiting Clinical Associate Professor (Mental Health with a focus on dementia) at Middlesex University. Karen Harrison Dening is Director of Admiral Nursing at Dementia UK. Her key interests are palliative care and end of life care in dementia, advance care planning and specialist and advanced nurse practice. She has recently studied for a part-time doctorate at University College London in the Marie Curie Palliative Research Unit researching advance care planning in dementia. Karen is a member of the NCPC Dementia Working Group and the RSM Palliative Care Council.