In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of care on families and health systems.
Moving Pictures, an innovative multi-media project, aims to change this through the production of 15 short films co-produced with people from Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese- and Arabic-speaking communities. For each language, there are three films: Detection and Diagnosis, Navigating Care, and the Carer Journey.
These films are based on the stories and lived experiences of carers of people living with dementia, and the expert views of key service providers.
Researchers from the National Ageing Research Institute and Curtin University have collaborated closely to recruit and video interview 57 carers and 19 Key Service Providers across Australia, to develop the films, an information pamphlet as well as the Moving Pictures website.
The initiative has been funded through the Federal Government’s Department of Health’s Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation grants and has been guided by Dementia Australia, the Federation of the Indian Association of Victoria, the South Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Australian Arab Association as well as our numerous supporters from CALD communities, health and community services, aged care services and other relevant organisations. To learn more about the Moving Pictures supporters, click here.