NARI and the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR) partnered to develop Australia’s first Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Dementia Research Action Plan.

The Action Plan includes the research priorities and guiding principles. The key research priorities are to:

  • Identify effective ways to promote dementia risk reduction behaviours in CALD communities
  • Increase the development and uptake of evidence-based, culture-fair tools for dementia screening and diagnosis in primary and acute care settings
  • Inform ways to improve timely help-seeking for dementia in CALD communities
  • Develop, test, and implement culturally-specific models of dementia care that improve access to care and quality of life for CALD persons with dementia and their carers
  • Inform effective ways to train frontline clinical health and care staff on how culture influences dementia, including through continuous professional development.

The Action Plan emerged from a comprehensive 12-month consultation process, involving 19 community consultations with 340 community members, two stakeholder workshops and two national surveys.

It has been translated into a range of languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.

CALD Action Plan Full Report

CALD Action Plan

CALD Action Plan Vietnamese

CALD Action Plan Italian

CALD Action Plan Greek

CALD Action Plan Traditional Chinese

CALD Action Plan Simplified Chinese

CALD Action Plan Arabic

Contact: A/Prof Bianca Brijnath