With one in three older people being from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, Australia is both an increasingly ageing and multicultural nation. However, there is an under-representation of CALD communities in dementia research. Consequently, many research findings translated into clinical practice and social policy are culturally inappropriate, disregard biological differences across Australia’s multicultural groups, and perpetuate social inequalities.
This seminar will outline the current gaps in Australian dementia research vis-à-vis the inclusion of CALD communities; ways to ameliorate some of these gaps including addressing methodological difficulties around recruitment, accessing big data, and costs of such research; and the potential advances for individual researchers as well as Australian-research and policy on a global stage.
11.00am AEST (QLD, NSW,VIC,ACT,TAS)