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It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia

These short films are designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition – and not a normal part of ageing.

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia

These short films for the Spanish, Arabic, SerbianUkrainian, Cambodian, Croatian, Assyrian and Vietnamese-speaking communities, are designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition – and not a normal part of ageing.

They address myths and stigma about dementia and the importance for families to seek support within their local service network.

The short films feature carers of people living with dementia giving personal accounts, in their own language, of their experience, along with health professionals who talk about the condition. The language specific films are about 15 minutes in length and have English subtitles.

You can find them here:

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Spanish

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Arabic

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Serbian

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Ukrainian

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Cambodian

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Assyrian

It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia – Vietnamese

The short films have been produced thanks to the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) and Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC). They were produced in partnership with Why Documentaries and the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra.

 Posted: October 17th, 2013
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