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I don’t speak English. Please translate?

I don’t speak English. Please translate?

Managing Editor

There is no shortage of top-flight info on the Alzheimer’s journey, but the lion’s share of it is in English, as is this post.

But note I said “lion’s share.” Interested parties, advocacy groups and government sites are reaching out to Latino, Asian and other groups, with advice and specific info in their language. There is an astonishing range of info on the topic of dementia in languages you would expect, such as Spanish, Chinese and Arabic, as well as  health information in every language from Hebrew to Urdu.

If you know someone who would like to gather info in the language of their home country, you could direct them here. Read on for resources.

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Alzheimer’s Association (U.S.)

About: The Alzheimer’s Association provides an interactive tour of the brain in multiple languages.
Languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Alzheimer’s Association (U.S.) Spanish Portal

About: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Spanish Portal offers a variety of articles in Spanish.
Languages: Spanish

Family Caregiver Alliance (U.S.)

About: The Family Caregiver Alliance provides a guide to Early Stage Alzheimer’s.
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese.

Toronto Dementia Network (Canada)

About: the Toronto Dementia Network provides a directory of culturally sensitive and multi-language resources available in Toronto.
Languages: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Caribbean, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, East Indian, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujerati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Ismaili, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Alzheimer’s Society U.K.

About: The Alzheimer’s Society U.K. provides a list of factsheets and booklets in Chinese.
Languages: Chinese

Alzheimer’s Australia

About: Alzheimer’s Australia provides dementia resources in many languages.
Languages: Aarabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Polish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

About: The Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance provides education and support programs in the Latino communites of Illinois and creates awareness.
Languages: English, Spanish

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

About: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Spanish language resources provide translated guides on many topics.
Languages: Spanish

About: provides family doctor pamphlets in Spanish.
Languages: Spanish


About: Healthfinder offers translated Spanish language resources on various conditions.
Languages: Spanish

Multimedia Patient Education Institute

About: The Multimedia Patient Education Institute provides multimedia and interactive resources about Alzheimer’s in Arabic.
Languages: Arabic


About: A digital story about Alzheimer’s Disease.
Languages: Portuguese

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine

About: Multilingual Health Information (encompasses all health issues, not just dementia).
Languages: Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

Health Info Translations

About: Health Information Translations provides health resources and information for health care professionals or others seeking material in communities with limited understanding of the English language. This website is provided by the four health systems in Central Ohio (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital).
Languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Health Translations Online Directory

About: The Health Translations Online Directory allows health care professionals and others working in diverse communities find easily accessible translated health information. Based in Victoria, Australia, the directory provides direct links to information from Victoria, Australia, and other countries and regions as well. Information has been translated by an accredited translator and published within the last five years.
Languages: Akan, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bari, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chin, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirundi, Korean, Krio, Kurdish, Kurmanji, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarian, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepalese, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuer, Oromo, Pashto, Polski, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shona, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Sorani, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugi, Tetum, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yiddish.

Lab Tests Online

About: Lab Tests Online uses peer-reviewed articles in plain language to help patients understand their lab tests so they can discuss them more easily with their physicians.
Languages: English, Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean and Romanian

National Library of Medicine

About: Information for patients and health care professionals from the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health website.
Languages: Arabic, Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chamorro, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Chuukese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Gujarathi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Loatian, Marshallese, Nepali, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

MedlinePlus’ Arabic Guides

About: MedlinePlus’ Arabic guides include information for patients and their loved ones and is produced the National Library of Medicine.
Languages: Arabic

Refugee Health Information Network

About:  The Refugee Health Information Network is a database that provides multilingual health information and resources for those providing care for unsettled refugees and asylees.
Languages: Abkhaz, Acehnez, Achuar-Shiwiar, Afrikaans, Aguaruna, Aja, Akuapem Twi, Albanian, Amahuaca, Amarakaeri, Amharic, Amuesha Yanesha, Anauk, Arabela, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Belarussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chin, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Dzongkha (Bhutanese), English, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Igbo, Ilokano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kunama, Kurdish, Lao, Laotian, Liberian, Maay Maay, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mandarian, Marathi, Marshallese, Mende, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Nepali, Nuer, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian,  Shona, Slocak, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Temne, Thai, Tibeten, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba.

Public Health Agency of Canada

About: The Public Health Agency of Canada’s role is to relieve stress on Canada’s health care system and provide information.
Languages: French and English

Catalogue et Index des Sites Médicaux de langue Française

About: This catalogue and index of French Language Health Resources is quality controlled.
Languages: French

Welt der Gesundheit

About: Welt der Gesundheit provides health guides on hundreds of topics.
Languages: German


About: Patienten-Informationsdienst offers over a thousand sources for health care professionals and patients.
Languages: German

Medicine Worldwide

About: Medicine Worldwide provides health care information in German for consumers.
Languages: German

Demenciya Russia

About: A non-profit organization in Russia dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
Languages: Russian

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