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LGBT experience of dementia and ageing

A study by an Australian university documenting the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) with dementia shows many fear inadvertent disclosure of their sexuality or gender as the disease progresses.

The Still Gay report showed this – coupled with a fear of discrimination from aged care and health service providers meant LGBT people living with dementia delayed or avoided accessing services, leaving their partners often shouldering care beyond their capacity.

Read more on the La Trobe University website.