The MINDSET Study aims to improve the quality of interpreter communication in a cognitive assessment for dementia. The rationale for this work stems from research that found that interpreters were servicing increasing numbers of people with dementia but had variable experience and knowledge about dementia. This resulted in inconsistencies in interpreting which reduced the validity of cognitive assessments, diminished clinician and patient satisfaction, and overburdened health services. Subsequently, interpreters themselves recognised the need for specialist training in dementia.
In this week’s episode, Fatih chats with the study's chief investigator Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath from the National Ageing Research Institute, about the importance of the MINDSET study and what it aims to achieve.
Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath (BA Hons; PhD) is the Divisional Director of Social Gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). Her disciplinary training is in medical anthropology, cross-cultural gerontology, and public health and her research expertise is in ethnic and minority health, particularly dementia and depression.
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