Interview with Paulette Winchester-Joseph

October 19, 2021

We spoke to Paulette Winchester-Joseph, who is our newly appointed Consultant Admiral Nurse for diverse and under-served communities.

“What is your role at Dementia UK?”

Paulette shares more about her role, which is to increase the number of Admiral Nurses from diverse and under-served backgrounds.

She will also play a pivotal and national role in the development of new and existing Admiral Nurse services so that those living with dementia from diverse and under-served communities have equal access to specialist dementia care.
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“What issues do black communities face in relation to dementia?”

Paulette discusses some of the issues that black communities face in relation to dementia.

This includes high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, myths and stigma attached to the condition and a lack of culturally sensitive dementia services.

“What do you hope to achieve in your role?”

Paulette shares what she hopes to achieve in her new role. This includes setting up a working group to focus on diverse communities, support the set-up of new Admiral Nurse services in areas where there is a high number of diverse and under-served communities and ensuring Admiral Nurses are equipped to provide culturally sensitive dementia care.

“Why do we need this role at Dementia UK?”

Paulette shares more around the importance of ensuring that families from diverse and under-served communities have a better understanding of dementia and equal access to specialist dementia care. We need this role at Dementia UK so that families receive the culturally tailored support they need to have a better quality of life.
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