Webinar: Involving CALD Communities in Dementia Research

Event Date: Apr 15, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST)

Cost: Free

Venue: Zoom Online Webinar

Event Overview:

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.



Divisional Director of Social Gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Bianca’s disciplinary training is in medical anthropology and public health and her research expertise is in cultural diversity, dementia, and mental health.

She has undertaken several studies exploring mental health and culture, mental health and the life-course, and dementia and cultural diversity.