Resources 刊物

Print resources for people working with Asians with dementia and their families.

Over the years, I found it hard to find information on dementia for family, friends, and clients in their native language. The funniest thing that happened to me was when a friend pointed out to me that there was a website in English promoting a Chinese helpline for dementia. For most older adults who may not be confident or fluent in English, this is a huge challenge, especially if they do not have loved ones to support them and provide them with the information in their native tongue. I’m not sure how the Chinese helpline went, but it reminds me of my mother’s favourite line 雞同鴨講 or like a chicken talking to a duck.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I hope these resources will prove to be useful, be it working with the client or their caregiver. It’s tough enough grappling with a diagnosis of dementia, and worse when you have not idea what the clinicians, nurses, carers or social workers are telling you. It’s like standing alone in the darkness with white noise, it’s pure frustration and anguish.

Here is a collection of posters, flyers and infographics from all over the globe. There are resources found in various dialects and languages in the Asian community. Please feel free to drop me a message if you may have links to books, articles or other collaterals on dementia that you may have found very useful for yourself or for the people you care for and I will upload the link on this page. I hope you will find this page helpful for your friends, loved ones or your clients.

Before I dive into the rest, if you have kids and would like to talk to them about dementia don’t forget to visit this link to go to dementia in my family a resource for kids (Click me).

Resources in Chinese

Please click on the text in blue/ in bold to download/view the collaterals or visit the website. The colours might show up differently on your browser.

Alzheimer’s Australia: Translated Help Sheets about Dementia in pdf format

What is Dementia?
Diagnosing Dementia 
Early planning
Communication
Caring for someone who lives alone
Activities 
Making the most of respite care
Later stages of dementia
Taking a break
Changed Behaviours
Wandering
Worried about your memory?
Asia Pacific Report Executive Summary

*Please note: the translated help sheets are not available in simplified Chinese/Mandarin. The help sheets are in fact written in traditional Chinese/Mandarin. For non-Chinese/mandarin speakers, they can still be used for Chinese clients despite the document stating that it is a “Cantonese” fact sheet. Traditional Chinese/Mandarin was commonly used before 1949. In the 1950s onwards, simplified Chinese/Mandarin became a more popular choice in education across Chinese/Mandarin speaking countries.


Alzheimer’s Association (USA): Translated Help Sheets about Dementia in pdf format
An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregiver Stress
Living with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
Steps to Understanding Challenging Behaviors: Responding to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
Steps to Enhancing Communication: Interacting with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
Diversity and Dementia: Interventions for Reducing Family Caregiver Stress

*Please note: the translated help sheets are written in traditional Chinese/Mandarin. Some of them appeared to be scanned copies and may not be printed with clarity. The information is also specific to Alzheimer’s disease and not generic brochures on dementia.They have a wonderful page in Chinese http://www.alz.org/asian/overview.asp?nL=ZH&dL=ZH that is very helpful.


Health info translations: English-Chinese Help sheets about Dementia pdf format

*Please note: These fact sheets are in simplified Chinese. The first page is in English followed by a page translated in Chinese. The fact sheets is a bit outdated having been produced in 2005, but it can be helpful as it provides essential information about dementia.


Health Translations: Bladder and Bowel Control in Dementia Care pdf format

*Please note: This fact sheet is in simplified Chinese, a traditional Chinese version can be downloaded by clicking on this link.Bladder and bowel control are important to the well-being of the person with dementia. It is important that the individual and their significant others are aware of the important of the steps that can be taken to ensure one’s comfort and dignity. An English version can be by clicking on this link. 


Pressure Ulcers or Bedsores in Dementia Care pdf format

*Please note: This fact sheet is in traditional Chinese. If you are caring for a person with dementia or know someone who is, this is an important fact sheet for them. When a person is sitting or lying in the same position for a long period of time, they may develop pressure ulcers/bedsores which is painful and can become infected. These  It is important that the individual and their significant others are aware of the signs and take steps to prevent them before it occurs. An English version can be by clicking on this link. 


Royal College of Psychiatrists: Website

*Please note: A really helpful website that provides the information in traditional Chinese.

Resources in Hindi

Health info translations: English-Hindi Help sheets in pdf format

*Please note: These fact sheets are in Hindi. The first page is in English followed by a page translated in Hindi. The fact sheets is a bit outdated having been produced in 2005, but it can be helpful as it provides essential information about dementia.

Resources in Korean

Health info translations: English-Korean Help sheets in pdf format

*Please note: These fact sheets are in Korean. The first page is in English followed by a page translated in Korean. The fact sheets is a bit outdated having been produced in 2005, but it can be helpful as it provides essential information about dementia.

Alzheimer’s Association (USA) website

They have a wonderful page in Korean is very helpful.

Resources in Japanese

Health info translations: English-Japanese Help sheets in pdf format

*Please note: These fact sheets are in Japanese. The first page is in English followed by a page translated in Japanese. The fact sheets is a bit outdated having been produced in 2005, but it can be helpful as it provides essential information about dementia.

Alzheimer’s Association (USA) website

They have a wonderful page in Japanese is very helpful.

 

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