New project addresses dementia prevention in 10 languages – feedback welcome

  2 February 2022  NWMPHN   

Up to 40 per cent of dementia can be prevented by addressing health and lifestyle factors that include increasing physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet and social connectedness. 

Unfortunately, this message is not reaching Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, where there is a limited awareness of dementia and dementia prevention.  

With federal government funding, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Moving Pictures have addressed this gap by developing an animated video about dementia prevention in 9 languages as part of the Animating for Dementia Prevention (ADAPT) project. 

As part of this project, NARI and Moving Pictures have co-produced with CALD communities a short, animated film that translates cutting-edge evidence into simple messages on how to reduce dementia risk at any age. This free video resource is available in Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Greek, Tamil, Arabic and English. 

Members of these language-speaking communities in Australia and overseas are invited to participate in an online evaluation and help us to find out how effective the animation is in showing people how to reduce their risk of dementia. Participation involves watching the animation and completing an anonymous online survey, which takes 10-15 minutes. 

Complete the survey online to learn more about the evaluation, watch the animation, and provide your feedback.