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New program to empower CALD carers caring for someone with dementia

Last updated: October 7, 2021
  • national
  • October 7, 2021

A new program from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) will be putting information at the fingertips of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) carers and empower them with knowledge so they can continue caring for their older loved ones with dementia.

NARI says research shows that caring for older people with dementia at home can be overwhelming at times and be very intensive, especially for carers with CALD backgrounds and require support and information that cuts across language barriers.

It is estimated that carers with CALD backgrounds experience 2.5 times as much distress than other carers.

The Social Gerontology team at NARI is hoping that their new project, the Drawing Out Care Study, will improve on the issues CALD carers are facing by making information more accessible in a language they understand.