Dementia information in more languages

Tips on finding dementia information in Hindi, Spanish and more languages.

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In addition to a Chinese-language dementia hub and a Punjabi-language dementia hub, we are continuing to compile resources on dementia in multiple languages. 

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.

Dementia information from other organizations

The Alzheimer’s Association in the United States has content available in SpanishChineseJapaneseKorean and Vietnamese.

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) provides links to Alzheimer Societies across the world and sites with information in many languages.

Dementia Australia publishes dementia-related information in a number of languages other than English.

Forward with Dementia has published co-designed resources about dementia that are tailored to the South Asian, Italian, and Chinese communities, available in: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and French. The Forward with Dementia initiative is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

McGill University's Dementia Education Program has free dementia guides available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek and Ukrainian, among other languages.

Rare Dementia Support provides specialised resources on frontotemporal dementia (FTD) including familial FTD (fFTD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), young onset Alzheimer’s disease (YOAD) and Lewy body dementia (LBD) in the form of information sheets and films available online in 16 different languages. These languages include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu and Russian.  


Finding Your Way information

Finding Your Way: For people with dementia, every step counts.

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

Contact your local Alzheimer Society

Your local Alzheimer Society may also have additional language resources. Find your local Society to get connected to help and expertise.