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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.
A film for people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. Through the stories of three families who have been through this experience, this film discusses the importance of seeking information and support early, and introduces the many ways Alzheimer's Australia can assist.To order your free copy of the film, call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
'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.
Visiting family and friends with dementia is important for their emotional wellbeing. However people with dementia are usually not able to initiate activities or 'entertain' you, the visitor. Here are a few tips you may find useful when visiting your friend or family member, whether they live at home or in residential care.
02 May 2022... Up to 40% of dementia can be prevented by addressing health and lifestyle factors that include increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy diet and social connectedness. To raise awareness of what factors can reduce the risk of developing dementia NARI has co-designed with culturally and linguistically diverse communities nine short animations about dementia prevention based on the most current evidence available.
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.
This factsheet contains information for aged care workers on what you need to do to help older people with dementia who have experienced trauma. A person with dementia who has experienced trauma may find it hard to express their feelings or explain how trauma is affecting them. There are many things you can do to help manage their distress.
01 Apr 2023... Finding out that you or a family member may have dementia can be overwhelming. You might have a lot of questions. There is a lot to learn but help is available. Your local doctor (GP) can help you understand what may happen next, and how to find the information and help that you, your family, or friends may need.
06 Apr 2023... Dementia resources for people living with dementia and carers. Finding out that you or a family member may have dementia can be overwhelming. You might have a lot of questions. There is a lot to learn, but help is available. Your local doctor (GP) can help you understand what may happen next and how to find the information and help that you, your family, or your friends may need. This information sheet outlines where to find the services and supports you may need now and in the future.
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