Journal article

Future research on dementia relating to culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Lee-Fay Low, Brian Draper, Ada Cheng, Benedict Cruysmans, Nicky Hayward-Wright, Yun-Hee Jeon, Dina LoGiudice, Helen Zong Ying Wu, Georgia Zogalis, Henry Brodaty

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

About one in five older Australians were born overseas. However, there has been very little information published in Australia or internationally about dementia in persons from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This limits our ability to plan for and provide evidence-based medical care, social care and aged care services to persons from CALD backgrounds. This paper describes challenges to conducting CALD dementia research; these include sampling, having valid instruments and costs. Nine key research recommendations in the areas of epidemiology, community knowledge, carers, service delivery, screening and assessment, medical management, residential aged care and minori..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was funded by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Assessment and Better Care Outcomes as part of the Australian Government's Dementia: A National Health Priority Initiative and by NHMRC grant #455377. Many thanks to the workshop discussants Janice Ackling, Ivanna Goh, Helena Kyriazopoulos, Ann Peut, Yvonne Santalucia and Maria Stephanou and to the members of the Alzheimer's Australia Cross-Cultural Network.