LGBTI and Dementia: Understanding Changes in Behaviour
Understanding why a person with dementia is experiencing changes in behaviour is critical to developing effective person-centred care. When caring for an LGBTI person with dementia, the right background and knowledge can be lacking.
Many LGBTI elders have experienced discrimination, violence, isolation, and stigma throughout their lives. These elders often do not - or feel they cannot - disclose their identities or past experiences.
Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It is the new voice of Alzheimer's Australia. They represent Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.
LGBTI and Dementia
This guide was prepared by Dementia Australia for LGBTI people living with dementia, their families, friends and care partners.
Positive Life NSW
Positive Life NSW has two companion booklets containing practical advice on living with HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) and information on where to seek more assistance.