Dementia describes a range of symptoms of deteriorating brain and cognitive function experienced with age. Many in our community face disadvantage with confronting the onset of dementia and in accessing services. For this reason, through community engagement, we build dementia awareness capacity in the Russian community utilising a range of means. In general, this involves public education, building awareness, training and help in accessing services to fill existing “gaps” in order to raise the level of dementia awareness.
Ways in which we increase dementia awareness in the Russian community include:
While we recognise limitations to the dementia services that we are able to provide, through effective community engagement, we believe that we are able to make a significant impact on dementia awareness in the Russian community. With good knowledge before dementia and by effective treatment and access to services upon dementia onset, Russians’ quality of life can be improved as they face the later years of their lives.
Learn more about dementia by clicking on these help sheets that were developed by Dementia Australia. Those help sheets are available in Russian and English Languages.