Dementia information in Chinese, Punjabi and more languages
Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi are some of the most-spoken languages in Canada. Find essential facts about dementia in multiple languages here.
What is dementia?
This one-page document will introduce you to the basic facts around dementia, including the differences between dementia and normal aging, the importance of early diagnosis and what to do if you’re concerned that you or someone you know has dementia.
Besides English and French, this resource is available in the following languages:
- 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese): 什麼是腦退化症？
- 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese): 什么是脑退化症？
- ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi): ਡਿਮੇਨਸ਼ਿਆ ਕੀ ਹੈ?
- हिंदी (Hindi): डिमेंशिया क्या होता है?
- Español (Spanish): ¿Qué es la demencia?
- Português (Portuguese): O que é demência?
More dementia resources in multiple languages
腦退化資源 | Dementia information in Chinese
Information about dementia, Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and diagnosis in Traditional Chinese. Also includes brain health tips, communication advice and guidance about driving, among other topics.
中文資訊及服務 | Chinese-language information (via the Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Access Chinese-language information on dementia, including education, support groups and online resources. Note that some information may be specific to people living in British Columbia.
The Alzheimer’s Association in the United States has content available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.
Dementia Australia publishes dementia-related information in a number of languages other than English.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) provides links to Alzheimer Societies across the world and sites with information in many languages.
Finding Your Way
You may also be interested in a made-in-Ontario service called Finding Your Way.
- While some aspects of the program (such as community service numbers) work only in Ontario, Finding Your Way features a website with lots of practical information, helpful wherever you live.
- Resources include tips on how to prevent people from going missing and what to do if it happens.
- Resources are also available in 12 different languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, Urdu and Tamil.
- To learn more, visit www.findingyourwayontario.ca
Your local Alzheimer Society may also have additional language resources. Find your local Society to get connected to help and expertise.