Moving Pictures: Dementia resources for Australia’s multicultural communities

Moving Pictures
  14 March 2019  Andrew Gilbert   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Moving Pictures is a project by the National Ageing Research Institute which aims to raise awareness about dementia for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Many people from CALD communities face linguistic and cultural barriers to the timely detection and diagnosis of dementia, often resulting in delayed treatment and unnecessary stress for people and their families. To address this, the Moving Pictures team has co-produced 15 short films with people from Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese and Arabic-speaking communities.

The films feature stories from carers of people living with dementia and expert views of key service providers. Based on the films, in-language pamphlets have also been produced.

The films provide people from CALD backgrounds with information about the signs of dementia, as well information about seeking support for dementia care and connecting with others managing dementia within their communities.

The project was launched on February 22, 2019 at ACMI in Melbourne.

View the films and pamphlets:


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