A charity has launched a new role for a nurse to help tackle the "stigma" of dementia within the Chinese community.

Based in Barnet, the pilot has been delivered in collaboration with the Chinese Welfare Trust, a charity dedicated to meeting the needs of elderly Chinese people living in the UK and Dementia UK.

Admiral nurse Emily Ka-Hei Lui, who is leading the new clinic’s service, has experience of supporting families living with dementia from the Chinese community in Hong Kong.

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Ms Ka-Hei-Lui said: “I’m proud to be taking on the role of clinics admiral nurse to deliver Dementia UK’s first specialist dementia service to support an ethnic minority in the UK.

“There is a real taboo around dementia in Chinese and South East Asian cultures.

“I want to tackle the stigma and help families living with dementia understand that there is a lot that we can do through specialist dementia care which can help families take back control.” 

Ms Ka-Hei-Lui can speak Cantonese and Mandarin and will be able to offer tailored health advice and emotional support to families. 

To find out if you meet the referral criteria for a Chinese Welfare Trust admiral nurse call 020 3870 9350 or email CWTANclinic@dementiauk.org.