Moving Pictures is raising awareness of dementia in many culturally and linguistically diverse communities and now they need the help of the Greek community to evaluate informative short films. To read the full story, click here
The first generation of Greek Australians is ageing, and concurrently dementia rates are increasing. Currently, there are 447,115 Australians living with dementia and this number is expected to surpass 1 million by 2058. National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is calling for assistance from the Greek-Australian community to evaluate three new Greek-language short films about dementia. Read full story
Moving Pictures is an innovative multimedia project to raise awareness of the problems of dementia in the CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) communities. Listen to the interview with Moving Pictures Italian-speaking research assistant Carlo Guaia here.
As the first generation of Greek Australians age, the prevalence of dementia is on the rise. Moving Pictures, spearheaded by Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath, is a series of short films and comics that seek to raise awareness about dementia and services available by documenting the experiences of informal carers, such as family and friends who look after their loved ones, as well as featuring professionals from key service providers the likes of Pronia and Fronditha Care. Read more here.
With one in three older Australians being from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, Australia is an increasingly ageing and multicultural society. Much of the materials available about health concerns such as dementia are merely translated from English rather than produced for specific CALD groups. Through an innovative multimedia project—Moving Pictures: Raising dementia awareness in culturally and linguistically diverse communities—researchers at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) in collaboration with Curtin University have co-produced with CALD communities 15 short films and comics to improve awareness about dementia. [...]
The ‘Moving Pictures’ project has come up with an innovative way to raise awareness of dementia in Australia's diverse communities. Australia’s population is becoming increasingly diverse – and is also growing older. ‘About one in three Australians are from a migrant background, they’re culturally and linguistically diverse [CALD],’ Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath, Director Social Gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute, told newsGP. Read more...