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These poignant digital stories depict both the love each carer has for their loved one living with dementia as well as the emotional cost. The aims of appearing on film, expressed by the carers featured in this series, is to help their communities to achieve a greater understanding of dementia and to generate acceptance of dementia as a medical illness. Available in Arabic, Assyrian, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese, with English subtitles.
'It's not a disgrace...it's dementia', is a short film to raise awareness and dispel myths about dementia within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The film features carers of people living with dementia giving personal accounts, in their own language, of their experience, along with health professionals who talk about the condition and stress the importance of seeking help early.
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person's normal social or working life.
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