Mental health

The Assessment of Older People with dementia and depression of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: A review of current practice and the development of guidelines for Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services.

The Assessment of Older People with dementia and depression of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: A review of current practice and the development of guidelines for Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services sought to improve assessment practice of Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) for CALD clients in relation to dementia and depression. A range of tip sheets were developed to guide ACAS clinicians in their day to day practice.

Tip sheets are available below.

Tip Sheet 1: Assessing CALD clients

Tip Sheet 2: Interpreters

Tip Sheet 3: Cognitive Assessment

Tip Sheet 4: Clock test

Tip Sheet 5: IQ Code

Tip Sheet 6: Geriatric Depression Scale

For further information about the tip sheets and the project, contact Betty Haralambous (03) 8387 2331 or Freda Vrantsidis (03) 8387 2596.