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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.
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.
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 Morrison Government.
NARI researchers are looking to develop a model where befrienders can, through their volunteer work, reduce the all too commonly found conditions of depression and anxiety in aged care residents.
Befriending is a proposed new approach to helping reduce depression and anxiety in people living in aged care.