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This briefing paper highlights that a start has been made in identifying the prevalence of dementia among Indigenous people. Recent research in the Kimberley region of Western Australia suggests that prevalence rates of dementia could be 4 -5 times higher among Indigenous people than those in the general Australian community. A National Indigenous Dementia Strategy has been developed to provide a framework for action, with a need for Alzheimer's Australia and Indigenous organisations to obtain the resources required to implement this strategy.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
The Kimberley Indigenous cognitive assessment (KICA) project was implemented to address the need for a validated cognitive screening tool for older Indigenous Australians living in rural and remote areas.
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