alexa Barriers Faced by the People with Dementia in the Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Accessing Health Care and Social Services
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Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research
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Barriers Faced by the People with Dementia in the Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Accessing Health Care and Social Services

Sana Osman1 and Roxana O Carare1,2*
1Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
2Age UK Southampton, UK
Corresponding Author : Roxana O Carare
Faculty of Medicine and Neurosciences
University of Southampton, UK
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Received October 31, 2014; Accepted February 28, 2015; Published March 3, 2015
Citation: Osman S, Carare RO (2015) Barriers Faced by the People with Dementia in the Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Accessing Health Care and Social Services . J Gerontol Geriatr Res 4:198. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000198
Copyright: © 2015 Osman S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

This paper explores the barriers in accessing services for dementia by people from ethnic minority populations. The paper is divided into two main sections: the first part will examine how social, cultural, and religious attitudes within ethnic minority groups in relation to mental health and healthcare in general affect service utilisation and the second section will discuss how extrinsic factors such as service structure affects access to services. Finally, we offer recommendations related to improving access to healthcare services.

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