CALD publications

Dementia publications and resources about people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Dementia Prevalence & Incidence among Australians who do not speak English at home 
This report, funded by Lundbeck Australia, estimates the number of people with dementia in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and from Indigenous communities – and predicts how these numbers will grow by the year 2050. 

Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities
A resource kit outlining dementia perceptions in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese communities.

Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities - Project Report 
In addition to the kit, the Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities project report provides an overview of some of the key issues that were raised across these communities. This report covers a range of issues which were common across all communities as well as some additional issues that were raised but not included in the resource kit. The information has been compiled following consultation with ethnic and generalist community organisations and community members. Where available, other research has been used to support or reflect different opinions gathered through the community consultations. The report outlines project background, methodology, findings and discussion and conclusion.

Review of CALD dementia resources in Australia


Project undertaken in 2005 on behalf of the National Cross Cultural Dementia Network, which ascertained what dementia and dementia related resources (books, leaflets/pamphlets, videos, DVDs, audiotapes, multi-media kits) are available in Australia and would be suitable for use by people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities; specifically Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog / Filipino, Turkish and Vietnamese.


For assistance in accessing additional publications on issues pertaining to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds contact your local Dementia Australia Library.