We are pleased to announce that our Deputy Chair, Mary Gurgone, was involved with Professor Mike Kent, in launching the Moving Pictures Resources to raise dementia awareness in Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The resources resulted from a collaborative project led by the National Ageing Research Institute and Curtin University co-produced with people from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, Cantonese, Mandarin and Arabic-speaking communities).
These short films cover the signs and symptoms of dementia, navigating care, and the carer’s journey. The films feature the stories and lived experiences of carers of people living with dementia, and the expert views of key service providers. Look at the resources for yourselves at Moving Pictures welcome.
Language Services for Better Care of Migrant Seniors
Disability Royal Commission-Adding Multicultural Perspectives
“The COIVD-19 pandemic context has highlighted the social support and services needed by everyone, including older adults, to stay happy and healthy in our lives. During this period, researchers at Edith Cowan University talked with older adults about how they coped during the pandemic, and met with service providers to find out how they have been able to take care of isolated and vulnerable adults in the community under pressure. We would love to share the key findings of these conversations with you in two posters.
Coping during social isolation shows the ways that older adults have been resilient during COVID-19, as well as acknowledging the difficulties faced. Delivering care during social isolation offers practical tips for organisations to put into practice. If you find this information helpful, we warmly invite you to share it further amongst your own networks; or for any further information about the research project, please contact:
Mary Gurgone by email at email@example.com OR by phone at +61 (0)413 619 748.”