A new scheme will be launched to help dementia sufferers from south Asian communities.

The Alzheimer’s Society will launch the dementia group to raise awareness amongst families from the community.

Peter Todd, operations manager for Alzheimer's Society in North West London, said: “A diagnosis of dementia can be a scary and confusing experience yet cultural elements such as language and families’ close-knit bonds, can make it harder for South Asian families to reach out and get information and advice.

“Many people don’t know there’s support available to them; let alone how to access it. This programme provides much needed guidance and help towards understanding dementia and knowing how to reach for support at the right time.”

The programme has been funded by Lloyds Banking Group and Enfield is one of five areas in the country to be included.

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