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Dementia Action Week: Unpacking the interplay of inequality and dementia

Dementia Action Week: Unpacking the interplay of inequality and dementia


Dementia care and support

23 May 2024

For this Dementia Action week – which took place between 13 to 19 May 2024  – the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) developed a series of outputs related to ‘Dementia and Inequality’.


Existing inequalities exacerbate the impacts of dementia and ability to access support, and in turn people with dementia and their carers face an additional burden. Disparities related to age, education, socioeconomic status, living arrangements, timely dementia diagnosis, type and severity of dementia, level of deprivation in the localities where people live, all affect dementia risk and access to care and treatment. In a blog, three videos and a briefing note, CPEC unpacks what their research is uncovering about inequalities in dementia, and how more inclusive approaches can lead to change. Explore their resources:

  • BRIEFING NOTE | Dementia and Inequality: Provides an overview of CPEC’s research on dementia and links to inequalities across the areas of a risk, treatment, and stigma
  • BLOG | Why tackling stigma is key this Dementia Action Week by Elisa Aguzzoli
  • VIDEO | Why are there such unequal experiences of dementia care and support? | Adelina Comas-Herrera
  • VIDEO | Addressing inequalities in dementia research | Jayeeta Rajagopalan
  • VIDEO | Co-designing dementia research to amplify under-represented voices | Chiara De Poli


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