Cultural diversity

The cultural diversity of Australia’s population is recognised by NARI researchers who continually consider how ageing might affect people from different backgrounds and experiences.

For further information on these projects, please contact Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath:

Moving Pictures: Using film and digital media to raise dementia awareness in CALD communities

In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from CALD backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and higher burden of care on families and health systems. Collaborating with Curtin University, NARI has received federal funding to raise dementia awareness in CALD communities.

Improving service knowledge and access among older people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds with dementia

This project will trial videoconferencing technology with interpreters for aged care assessments (with the interpreter in a different location to the assessment worker, older person and family).