ALZHEIMER'S sufferers from ethnic minority communities are being invited to a special event in Huddersfield.
The Alzheimer's Society Huddersfield has organised a half-day conference on Tuesday.
They want people from ethnic minorities to go and explain how they would prefer the society to help them cope.
Janet Dudley, of the society, said: "The society aims to support all people with memory loss and their carers.
"But people from ethnic minorities face extra problems finding appropriate support."
Problems included language barriers and a stigma about the condition within certain communities.
She said: "Some cultures do not have a word for Alzheimer's and view dementia as madness.
"There is more of a stigma attached to it. It is not talked about.
"In some cultures there is also a high value placed on privacy, so they would not come to a support group for help."
The event, which includes a free vegetarian buffet, will be at the National Children's Centre on New North Parade from 9.30am until 2pm.
For further information, phone Janet Dudley on 01484 429865.