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[Resource] Adapted Resources Help Communities Navigate Dementia

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Adapted Resources Help Communities Navigate Dementia 

Perceptions of dementia can vary widely across cultures, symptoms may be viewed as mental illness, a normal part of aging, or punishment. 


Recognizing cultural nuances is essential for creating and disseminating information. This approach ensures individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds feel confident addressing and understanding their health care needs. 


There is a gap in existing dementia resources for cultural communities. Translating the content into different languages, without cultural adaptations, isn’t enough. 


The Forward with Dementia team has worked in partnership with people with lived experience to translate and adapt resources for the Chinese, Italian, and South Asian communities. These resources will be available in early 2024 at forwardwithdementia.ca


Launched in 2021 by the International COGNISANCE team, Forward with Dementia is now led in Canada by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). This phase of the Forward with Dementia initiative is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. 


  • By

    Forward with Dementia

  • Published

    Jan 10, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • General Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Age-friendly Communities
    • Home Support
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Provincial Resources
    • Impact Stories
    • Best Practices


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