Dementia is already the largest single cause of disability in the older Australian population. For Indigenous people, dementia is a major social, welfare and health problem, with rates of dementia in rural and remote communities estimated as approximately five-fold greater than the overall Australian prevalence. The number of older Indigenous people (55 years and older) is projected to more than double in the next 12 years 3. This suggests a planned effort is required in preparing service providers and the remote workforce for the changing care needs of Indigenous communities.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Rural and Remote Health|
|Issue number||1538 (online)|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|