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GOLTC Webinar recording: Understanding and reducing dementia stigma

GOLTC Webinar recording: Understanding and reducing dementia stigma



Dementia care and support
Stigma and discrimination

07 Jun 2024

The World Alzheimer report 2019 showed how stigma is a huge compounder of the difficulties caused by dementia. In this webinar on the 11th April 2024, we learnt about research on how to measure and understand dementia stigma, about two interventions in Brazil and Kenya to reduce stigma, and the new 2024 worldwide survey on dementia stigma by Alzheimer’s Disease International.

The webinar covered:


You can find out more about the Strengthening Responses to Dementia Interest Group here

Relevant publications:

Alzheimer’s Disease International. 2019. World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Bhatt, J., Brohan, E., Blasco, D., Oliveira, D., Bakolis, I., Comas-Herrera, A., D’Amico, F., Farina, N., Knapp, M., Stevens, M., Thornicroft, G., Wilson, E., Salcher-Konrad, M., Yang, L. H., & Evans-Lacko, S. (2023). The development and validation of the Discrimination and Stigma Scale Ultra Short for People Living with Dementia (DISCUS-Dementia). BJPsych Open, 9(5), e164.

Evans-Lacko, S., Farina, N., Ferri, C., Franzon, A. C., Godoy, C., Hurzuk, S., Jacobs, R., Mata, F., Mateus, E., Musyimi, C., Oliveira, D., Ong, E., López-Ortega, M., Surawattananon, N., & Weidner, W. (2022). Don’t forget I’m human –reducing dementia stigma. The STRiDE Anti-Stigma Toolkit. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hurzuk, S., Farina, N., Pattabiraman, M., Ramasamy, N., Alladi, S., Rajagopalan, J., Comas-Herrera, A., Thomas, P. T., & Evans-Lacko, S. (2022). Understanding, experiences and attitudes of dementia in India: A qualitative study. Dementia, 21(7).

Jacobs, R., Schneider, M., Farina, N., du Toit, P., & Evans-Lacko, S. (2022). Stigma and its implications for dementia in South Africa: a multi-stakeholder exploratory study. Ageing and Society.

Musyimi, C. W., Ndetei, D. M., Evans-Lacko, S., Oliveira, D., Mutunga, E., & Farina, N. (2021). Perceptions and experiences of dementia and its care in rural Kenya. Dementia, 20(8).

Oliveira, D., Da Mata, F. A. F., Mateus, E., Musyimi, C. W., Farina, N., Ferri, C. P., & Evans-Lacko, S. (2023). Experiences of stigma and discrimination among people living with dementia and family carers in Brazil: qualitative study. Ageing and Society, 43(2).

Oliveira, D., Godoy, C., Da Mata, F. A. F., Mateus, E., Franzon, A. C. A., Farina, N., Evans-Lacko, S., & Ferri, C. P. (2022). Reducing dementia-related stigma and discrimination among community health workers in Brazil: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 12(7).