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David Truswell

Chair of the Dementia
United Kingdom


David Truswell has worked in community based mental health services in the UK for over thirty years developing services for people with complex care needs and enduring mental health problems in a career spanning the UK voluntary sector, local authority services, and the NHS. From 2009 - 2011 he was the Dementia Implementation Lead for Commissioning Support for London, working with commissioners across London to improve dementia services. He is the Chair of the Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity, a grassroots alliance of dementia organizations. He recently left the NHS to set up some fresh thinking ( an independent health sector change management consultancy. He is also an independent writer on dementia support and services for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Research Interest

study of health issues for migrant populations has yet to single out dementia as a focus for policy development and research. The number of people involved and complexity of the impact becomes apparent when considering the situation in metropolitan areas with long settled and diverse migrant communities where a significant proportion of people in the migrant communities concerned are over 65 and there are identified population specific health issues that increase the likelihood of dementia.

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