A suite of themed resources called “Looking out for Dementia” has been developed to inform Indigenous people living in remote communities of Northern Territory about dementia
The resources have been developed in English and three Indigenous languages; Djambarrapuyngu, Warlpiri and Kriol.
The Indigenous Dementia Resources project was proposed after our staff identified a lack of appropriate and culturally sensitive dementia resources. Funding from the Northern Territory and Australian Governments enabled Dementia Australia NT in partnership with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services NT (DBMAS) to develop a suite of themed resources: a DVD in four languages; flipchart; and poster – describing what dementia is, how to help someone with dementia, and simple strategies to minimise the risk of developing dementia. This educational tool was launched in Darwin and Alice Springs during Dementia Awareness Week 2009 and is now available for purchase.
In 2009, a research group at the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs was successful in obtaining a Hazel Hawke Grant to evaluate the Looking Out for Dementia resource.
These resources can be purchased as a set for $80.00 from Dementia Australia NT plus postage and handling. To order, or for further information, please contact Dementia Australia NT on (08) 8948 5228