In the UK there are no accurate statistics on LGBTQ+ people living with dementia. However, it is estimated that there are approximately 1.2 million older gay and lesbian people in the UK. This approximation demonstrates that there is a need for services such as care settings to recognise the needs of a gay or lesbian person living with dementia. This number, however, does not include transgender or other non-binary people living with dementia, the number of LGBTQ+ people with...
Phil has previously worked in hospitals, charitable organisations and most recently care homes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and postgraduate qualifications in practice development in dementia care. He has been involved in the development of dementia training for hospitals and care homes previously. Phil is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester and is currently studying a doctorate at Manchester Metropolitan University with the aim to explore care staffs understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ person living with dementia.