Welcome to the Pearl Dementia Support Community please introduce yourself and we hope you'll share your story, don't be shy the more the better.
Learn more about the Pearl Support Network, what we are about from offline to online operations, learn how important culturally sensitive support is for people from different cultural backgrounds living with dementia and their families and how you can get involved.
We will keep you posted here with announcements and updates
This forum is for people who are involved in the care of a person with dementia. It's hard looking after someone with dementia especially for the family so if you need to speak, share or help then please post questions, answers and experiences here so others can share your journey and help you along the way. It's harder to cope if you keep it inside.
Discussions around Culturally Sensitive Dementia. Share cultural traits and experiences that may help a carer or a family looking after someone with dementia from a specific background. So for example in the Caribbean, Plaiting the hair was an important part of growing up for young girls and women, or putting on your Sunday best etc which can be par to the caring process.
Please help make a difference, here is a place for you and other members to get together, share ideas and experiences. offer your time to help and get involve with us and other organisation that require help.
Awareness about Culturally Sensitive Dementia is important, here we discuss ways on spreading the word
Find out how you can start a culturally sensitive memory cafe in your area. You can either start from scratch or if you have an existing memory cafe you add services that cater for people from different backgrounds
Here you can get help, ask questions, understand and share tips with other members on how to use the Reminiscence tool to provide culturally sensitive support for those living with dementia, this includes the Family Support Profile Tool, The Culturally Sensitive Memory Box & Downloadable Activities.
We have a directory of organisations and services and can ask questions, add suggestions or find out how to list your Organisation or Services here, we want to ensure people find culturally relevant services just like yours.