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LGBT+ dementia servicesFebruary 23, 2022
This LGBT+ History Month we are highlighting services that support LGBT+ people living with dementia. Living with dementia as an LGBT+ person may bring particular challenges for both the person with the diagnosis and their loved ones.
The below services offer support to the LGBT+ community and to anyone caring for an LGBT+ person with dementia.
Opening Doors is a charity that supports LGBT+ people aged 50+ across the UK. They run a series of online support groups for LGBT+ people living with dementia; or looking after someone with dementia.
Dementia Services | Opening Doors (openingdoorslondon.org.uk)
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)
DEEP is a network of peer support groups around the UK that provide opportunities for people living with dementia to support each other. They run an online LGBT+ group called Speak out with dementia.
Speak out with dementia – An online peer support group for LGBTQ+ people living with a diagnosis of dementia – DEEP (dementiavoices.org.uk)
Dementia United is the Greater Manchester programme for dementia. They run an online LGBT+ support group which is a safe place for people with dementia to express themselves.
New GM LGBTQ+ Online Dementia Support Group – Dementia United (dementia-united.org.uk)
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT+ communities.
LGBT Foundation – Bring Dementia Out
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Switchboard are based in Brighton and offer one-to-one support, in person, by phone, or online. They also offer training, advice, and information on LGBT+ dementia for individuals, care givers, and organisations.
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