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Dementia in Australia

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Report
Year 2012
City Canberra
Institution Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date 27 September 2012
Report number AIHW Catalogue no AGE 70

Abstract

This report uses a combination of recent data and information on trends over time to provide a comprehensive illustration of dementia in Australia. Dementia is regarded as a major health concern for Australia and with population ageing and growth, will pose multiple challenges to the health and aged care systems in the coming years. This report describes: the characteristics of people with dementia; the prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease associated with dementia; the use of health and aged care services by dementia sufferers; the characteristics of carers of people with dementia; and expenditure on dementia in Australia. With the number of people with dementia in Australia expected to triple between 2011 and 2050, this report is timely in providing crucial information for policymaking and service planning.

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