Remote primary health care practitioners' views about priorities in Indigenous dementia research

Melissa Lindeman, Kate Smith

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalRural and Remote Health
Volume10
Issue number1538 (online)
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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