A man with early dementia has started talking to his care worker about being gay. How can we ensure our home care services provide the best care for LGBT+ people who may also have dementia?

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A man with early dementia has started talking to his care worker about being gay. How can we ensure our home care services provide the best care for LGBT+ people who may also have dementia?

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is currently looking at inequalities across health and care and will consider whether services are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender + (LGBT+) people. They will monitor sexual orientation and gender identity when gathering service user and carer feedback and assess whether minimum standards of care are being met for LGBT+ people.

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