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Educating the community about dementia and about the help available to sufferers and their families, will be made more accessible to people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Improving the understanding of dementia and access to care for people in Chinese, Indian and Arab communities is the focus of a series of short films funded by the Australian Government.
It is often debated whether life imitates art or vice versa. But a new multi-media initiative by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is using the art of film to inform and project life’s realities.
An innovative multi-media programme to raise awareness about dementia in people from multicultural communities was launched in Melbourne on February 22.
Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath, Director Social Gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute said Moving Pictures was a critical step forward in helping people from CALD backgrounds understand more about dementia and the services that are available.