Dementia Support

MCCI is a Dementia Friendly Organisation (recognised by Dementia Australia) and an Organisation Champion for the StepUp for Dementia Research project.  

We support people living with dementia and their carers through social and carers groups and in-home flexible respite services. We know that living with dementia is challenging for the person concerned and that also their carers need support and a break. We have social groups to cover the needs and interests of both:

Multicultural Memory Support Social Groups 

  • for people living with dementia - transport available (Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am – 2pm, Cringila Multipurpose Centre, 32-40 Lake Av, Cringila)

Multicultural Carers Group

  • for carers of people with dementia (third Wednesday of every month, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Cringila Multipurpose Centre, 32-40 Lake Av, Cringila)

In-Home Flexible Respite

  • for carers to have a break – see the Help at Home section

It's Not a Disgrace, It's Dementia

  • In partnership with Dementia Australia and Why Documentaries, we have developed a community resource, ‘It’s Not a Disgrace, It’s Dementia’, which consists of 12 short films aimed at raising community awareness, reduce stigma and dispel myths about dementia in our CALD communities. The films are available in Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, Ukrainian, Cambodian, Croatian, Assyrian, Vietnamese, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Hindi at Dementia Australia’s YouTube site.

StepUp for Dementia Research

StepUp for Dementia Research is a research participation and engagement service delivered by the University of Sydney, a 'one-stop shop' that connects individuals – both with and without dementia – with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure.