Speak Out with Dementia is a new online peer support group for
people with a diagnosis of dementia who identify as LGBTQ+

Many older LGBTQ+ people have experienced prejudice,
discrimination and social exclusion over many decades. LGBTQ+
people living with dementia can face double stigma and challenges
as there is also prejudice against people with dementia. In many
parts of the UK there is a lack of appropriate support for LGBTQ+
people affected by dementia.

Speak Out with Dementia is a safe space for LGBTQ+ people
who are adjusting to the challenges of living with dementia to
support each other and express their own thoughts and feelings,
knowing that their life experiences, relationships and identity won’t
be questioned. In mixed support groups where people with dementia and carers
attend together, it is often the case that carers do most of the
talking and people with dementia do not always get the chance to
speak for themselves or set the agenda. 

***This group is currently suspended pending recruitment of a new member of staff***

If you're interested in joining or would like more information, please email:

[email protected]

Speak Out with Dementia is a member of the DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) Network

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