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|

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|

SBS Arabic: Listen to an interview with a woman who cares for her mother with dementia

We talk with Mary Enkababian who cared for her mother suffering from dementia for more than 10 years. She tells us about what it's like to watch the mother who raised you turn into a child. Read more...

February 26th, 2019|Media|

SBS PUNJABI: Dementia is becoming prevalent in people of Indian origin

People of Indian origin attending a dementia awareness session. (Bianca Brijnath) The government provides several services to those suffering from dementia, especially from multicultural backgrounds. Read more...

February 25th, 2019|Media|
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