North Wales Health Board becomes first in UK to issue guidance on Transgender Dementia Care
Ensuring transgender people are treated with dignity when they develop dementia is at the heart of new guidelines drawn up by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
The North Wales health board is thought to be the first in the UK to develop guidelines on the considerations staff should take when caring for transgender people with dementia. This includes advice on how to deal with the sensitivities that can arise when dementia develops and transgender people may become confused between their gender preference and their gender of birth.
The guidance has been co-produced with activists from within the transgender community with the aim of ensuring that transgender people receive dignified and compassionate health care across the whole health board.
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