Step into the light: Reaching out to LGBT+ People with dementia

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Step into the light: Reaching out to LGBT+ People with dementia

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Mike Parish and his husband Tom Hughes had been partners for over 40 years when Tom was diagnosed with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, a rare cause of dementia.

In this piece in a 2017 issue of Dementia Together magazine, Mike opens up about caring for Tom and how being gay has affected their experiences.

Mike believes it's vital that LGBT people can access support that feels safe and relevant to them.


'If I was shy and retiring, which I used to be, I might find it really challenging to go into a room of 30 or 40 people and introduce us to a group as the only gay couple,' he says.

You can read Mike and Tom’s story here.

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