Learn how culture influences dementia

A free online workshop is open to aged care health professionals and others interested in understanding how culture influences dementia.

An online workshop is open to aged care health professionals, researchers and others interested in understanding how culture influences dementia.

Almost half a million Australians are currently living with dementia, and one in three of these were born overseas.

Professor Bianca Brijnath

“It is vital that we have an understanding of, and ability to provide culturally safe and appropriate care – which is no small task given the increasing health and cultural complexities of Australia’s older population,” said Professor Bianca Brijnath, the divisional director of social gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute, which is hosting the event via Zoom on Wednesday 15 February, 9.30am-12.00pm.

The session targets:

  • staff working in the community, hospital or residential aged care settings
  • people new to the field of aged care and care for older people
  • staff working with older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The half-day, evidence-based workshop will cover:

  • the challenges and opportunities for services given the changing demographic profile of Australia’s ageing population
  • how to negotiate diverse cultural understandings of dementia and care
  • how to communicate with culturally diverse families about dementia
  • how to access resources.

Professor Brijnath will present the workshop along with Dr Josefine Antoniades, a research fellow at NARI in the division of social gerontology.

NARI – Australia’s only independent national research institute dedicated to ageing – is committed to improving the life and health of older people through research and its translation into evidence-based practice.

For more information on the workshop click here.

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