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Neos Kosmos: New project seeks Greek carers of loved ones with dementia

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.

March 1st, 2020|Media|

Positive CALD Ageing Network (FECCA): Raising Dementia Awareness in CALD Communities through Film and Media

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. [...]

March 1st, 2020|Media|

newsGP (RACGP): Raising dementia awareness in multicultural Australia

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...

July 11th, 2019|Media|

Aged Care Insite

Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath, Director Social Gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute, talks about using Multi-media movies to build understanding about dementia in multicultural Australia. Listen...

March 14th, 2019|Media|

Life Matters

When there's no word for dementia The National Ageing Research Institute says there's limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Director of Social Gerontology at the institute, Bianca Brijnath, explains how this is leading to delayed diagnosis and poorer outcomes. 'Moving pictures' is a film project that hopes to change that. Sukhwinder Rakhra is a carer for his mother who has dementia and tells us why it was so important to be interviewed for the project. Listen...

February 26th, 2019|Media|