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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people's health. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2016

Australian Human Rights Commission (2016)

Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

Davy C, Kite E, Aitken G, Dodd G, Rigney J, Hayes J, Van Emden J (2016)

What keeps you strong? A systematic review identifying how primary health-care and aged-care services can support the well-being of older Indigenous peoples.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 35(2): 90-97

Hyde Z, Flicker L, Smith K, Atkinson D, Fenner S, Skeaf L, Malay R, Giudice D (2016)

Prevalence and incidence of frailty in Aboriginal Australians, and associations with mortality and disability.

Maturitas; 87: 89-94

Lindeman MA, Smith K, LoGiudice D, Elliott M (2016)

Community care for Indigenous older people: an update.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12316): 1-4

LoGiudice D (2016)

The health of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12332):

Sivertsen N, Harrington A (2016)

Working with older indigenous generations - aged care perspectives.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 23(8): 34

2015

Australian Government Department of Health (2015)

Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.

It includes strategies such as:

  • investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
  • reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
  • identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
  • ensuring evidence-based care is provided
  • ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
  • defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
  • increasing workforce capability
  • partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Residential aged care and home care 2013–14: Indigenous people in aged care.

Retrieved 4 September 2015 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/aged-care/residential-and-home-care-2013-14/indigenous-australians/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Use of aged care services before death.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health

Davy C, Kite E, Aitken G, Dodd G, Rigney J, Hayes J, Van Emden J (2015)

What keeps you strong? How primary healthcare and aged care services can support the wellbeing of older Indigenous peoples: a systematic literature review protocol.

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports; 13(12): 47-58

Flicker L, Logiudice D (2015)

What can we learn about dementia from research in Indigenous populations?.

International Psychogeriatrics; 27(12): 1957-1958

Holloway K, Toye C, McConigley R, Tieman J, Currow D, Hegarty M (2015)

National consultation informing development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community setting.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 34(1): 21–26

Nicholas R, Roche A, Lee N, Bright S, Walsh K (2015)

Preventing and reducing alcohol- and other drug-related harm among older people: a practical guide for health and welfare professionals.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

This resource is a practical guide for health professionals, who are faced with the challenges of Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use among older Australians. Major cohorts at risk of harmful substance abuse among older Australians, as categorised in the guide are:

  • maintainers - those who previously used substances problematically, who have developed a problem later in their life
  • reactors - those who become users later in life
  • survivors - those who were users earlier in life
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • culturally linguistic and diverse people
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people
  • women
  • injecting drug users.

The guide includes an extensive introduction, with an epidemiology section, chapters on prevention and treatment and comprehensive information concerning the Older wiser lifestyles (OWL) program, which was launched as Australia's first AOD program targeting older people.

The guide was developed through the research conducted by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

NSW Parliamentary Research Service (2015)

Older prisoners: trends and challenges.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Radford K, Mack HA, Draper B, Chalkley S, Delbaere K, Daylight G, Cumming RG, Bennett H, Broe GA (2015)

Comparison of three cognitive screening tools in older urban and regional Aboriginal Australians.

Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders; 40(1-2): 22-32

Ngadluku Purkarna Tirra-apinthi: Protecting our Elders: service provider handbook (2015)

South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

This handbook is a cultural resource package, which aims to assist service providers in responding to older person abuse. The handbook is the product of a research project, which sought to acknowledge and build on the achievements of community sector organisations, in their measurable responses to older person abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This handbook includes a number of sections of relevance to service providers, including:

  • abuse of older people
  • recognising older person abuse
  • risk factors
  • barriers to disclosing abuse
  • barriers to responding to abuse
  • key principles and Aboriginal cultural protocols for responding to abuse
  • case studies
  • a list of contacts in the topic area.

The handbook is an initiative of the South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. It was designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Abstract adapted from South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

2014

Armstrong E (2014)

Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations: best practice statements.

Retrieved 2014 from

This web-based resource aims to encourage culturally appropriate working practices for speech pathologists working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been affected by a stroke.

The 12 statements outline the following attributes of best practice:

  • cross cultural competence training
  • implementing local protocols
  • checking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
  • involving an Aboriginal liaison officer (ALO)
  • using interpreter services
  • using appropriate terminology
  • including yarning time
  • exploring patient's family and community roles
  • taking a holistic management approach
  • providing assessment choice
  • being aware of local services
  • reflective practice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Healthy life expectancy in Australia: patterns and trends 1998 to 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Transition care for older people leaving hospital: 2005-06 to 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bell D, Lindeman MA, Reid JB (2014)

The (mis)matching of resources and assessed need in remote Aboriginal community aged care.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12164):

Braun KL, Browne CV, Ka'opua LS, Kim BJ, Mokuau N (2014)

Research on Indigenous elders: from positivistic to decolonizing methodologies.

The Gerontologist; 54(1): 117 - 126

Charlton KE, Batterham MJ, Buchanan LM, Mackerras D (2014)

Intraindividual variation in urinary iodine concentrations: effect of adjustment on population distribution using two and three repeated spot urine collections.

BMJ Open; 4(1): e003799

Retrieved 8 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003799

Department of Social Services (2014)

Key directions for the Commonwealth home support programme - basic support for older people living at home: discussion paper.

Canberra: Department of Social Services

Flicker L, Holdsworth K (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and dementia: a review of the research.

Canberra: Alzheimer's Australia

Henderson J, Crotty M, Fuller J, Martinez L (2014)

Meeting unmet needs? The role of a rural mental health service for older people.

Advances in Mental Health; 13(3): 182-191

Hunter W (2014)

Food security among older Australians.

Nutridate; 25(2): 2-4

Kowal P, Towers A, Byles J (2014)

Ageing across the Tasman sea: the demographics and health of older adults in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(4): 377–383

McKercher C, Chan HW, Clayton PA, McDonald S, Jose MD (2014)

Dialysis outcomes of elderly Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Nephrology; 19(10): 610–616

McNamara BJ, Banks E, Gubhaju L, Williamson A, Joshy G, Raphael B, Eades SJ (2014)

Measuring psychological distress in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians: a comparison of the K-10 and K-5.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(6): 567–573

Meuleners LB, Fraser ML, Ng J, Morlet N (2014)

The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study.

Age and Ageing; 43(3): 341-346

Arthritis in rural and remote Australia (2014)

National Rural Health Alliance

Parker RM (2014)

Dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: editorial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(8): 435-436

Radford K, Mack HA, Robertson H, Draper B, Chalkley S, Daylight G, Cumming R, Bennett H, Jackson Pulver L, Broe GA (2014)

The Koori Growing Old Well Study: investigating aging and dementia in urban Aboriginal Australians.

International Psychogeriatrics; 26(6): 1033-1043

Sinclair C, Williams G, Knight A, Auret K (2014)

A public health approach to promoting advance care planning to Aboriginal people in regional communities.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 23-28

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: community services: volume F.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: health: volume E.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

You EC, Dunt DR, White V, Hoorn SV, Doyle C (2014)

Risk of death or hospital admission among community-dwelling older adults living with dementia in Australia.

BMC Geriatrics; 14: 71

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-14-71

2013

Australian Government Department of Social Services (2013)

2012-13 report on the operation of the Aged Care Act 1997.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Social Services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Depression in residential aged care: 2008–2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Palliative care services in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bartlett LM, Nowak MJ, Ho Y (2013)

Faecal incontinence in rural and regional northern Queensland community-dwelling adults.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2563

Retrieved 22 November 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2563

Department of Family Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Helping the most vulnerable: 2012.13 annual report.

Canberra: Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Grimmer K, Beaton K, Kumar S, Hendry K, Moss J, Hillier S, Forward J, Gordge L (2013)

Estimating the risk of functional decline in the elderly after discharge from an Australian public tertiary hospital emergency department.

Australian Health Review; 37(3): 341-347

Shahid S, Bessarab D, van Schaik KD, Aoun S, Thompson SC (2013)

Improving palliative care outcomes for Aboriginal Australians: service providers' perspectives.

BMC Palliative Care; 12: 26

Retrieved 23 July 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-684X-12-26

Taylor J (2013)

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: a literature review.

Canberra: Carers Australia

The purpose of this report was to address the apparent lack of information pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers. In reviewing Australian and international literature, this report sought to elucidate the caregiving experience of unpaid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers - those providing assistance to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail aged. This report provides information specific to the lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, and the barriers such carers encounter in accessing services. The report also identifies ways to better enable support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian social trends, December 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities – a guide for residents and carers.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Living longer. Living better..

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Dementia in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bhatia B, Dempsey K, Guthridge S (2012)

Implications of an ageing population on health services in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 6-8

Bradley C (2012)

Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bradley C (2012)

Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cotter PR, Condon JR, Barnes T, Anderson IPS, Smith LR, Cunningham T (2012)

Do Indigenous Australians age prematurely? The implications of life expectancy and health conditions of older Indigenous people for health and aged care policy.

Australian Health Review; 36(1): 68-74

Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, Kuipers P, Stothers K, Piper K (2012)

'We don't have anyone with dementia here': A case for better intersectoral collaboration for remote Indigenous clients with dementia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 190-194

Logiudice D, Smith K, Atkinson D, Carroll E, Schaper F, Shadforth G, Murphy R, Lautenschlager N, Flicker L (2012)

Lungurra Ngoora: a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Australian Aboriginal community - can it work?.

Alzheimer's & Dementia; 8(4, supplement): P384

NSW Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program (2012)

New South Wales Ageing Disability and Home Care Department of Family and Community Services

The NSW Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program (YPIRAC) is a response to the number of younger people with a disability residing in aged care facilities. The NSW YPIRAC Program aims to provide more appropriate living options and practical support for some younger people with a disability living in, or at risk of entry into, residential aged care. The factsheet provided summarises what is offered by the program; who is eligible to receive assistance; and the process with which to apply.

Abstract adapted from New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: attachment tables.

Retrieved 31 January 2012 from http://www.pc.gov.au/gsp/rogs/2012

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas S (2012)

Collaborating to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations.

Professional Doctorate in Applied Public Health thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

World Health Organization, Alzheimer's Disease International (2012)

Dementia: a public health priority.

Geneva: World Health Organization

2011

Anstey KJ, Kiely KM, Booth H, Birrell CL, Butterworth P, Byles J, Luszcz MA, Gibson R (2011)

Indigenous Australians are under-represented in longitudinal ageing studies.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 331-336

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: disability and long term health conditions, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Australian Government directory of services for older people 2011.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

2010-11 report on the operation of the Aged Care Act 1997.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

The report provides an overview of expenditure for ageing and aged care during the 2010-11 financial year as well as more detailed information on the Australian aged care system. Specifically, the report reviews progress under the main areas of aged care planning; information, needs assessment and community support; aged care services (community, residential and flexible care); quality in aged care; regulation and compliance; complaints investigation scheme; and support for people with special needs including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The report suggests that further reform of the Australian aged care system will remain a priority for government with a focus on a more integrated approach to reform as well as suggestions that there will be substantial changes to the way the aged care sector is funded in the future.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Aged Care Access Initiative allied health component program guidelines.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aged care packages in the community 2009-10: a statistical overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Comparing an SLK-based and a name-based data linkage strategy: an investigation into the PIAC linkage.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2011)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This factsheet contains information on older Indigenous people in Australia, including:

  • the number of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the population
  • their specific health care and support needs
  • where they live
  • how their needs are being met.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Pathways in aged care: program use after assessment.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Residential aged care in Australia 2009-10: a statistical overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bridge C, Davy L, Judd B, Flatau P, Morris A, Phibbs P (2011)

Age-specific housing markets and housing and care for low to moderate income older persons.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Cotter PR, Condon JR, Anderson IPS, Smith LR, Barnes T (2011)

Indigenous aged care service use and need for assistance: how well is policy matching need?.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 30(Supplement s2: Ageing Well in Australia): 38-44

Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

National palliative care strategy 2010: supporting Australians to live well at the end of life.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Dixon T, Urquhart DM, Berry P, Bhatia K, Wang Y, Graves S, Cicuttini FM (2011)

Variation in rates of hip and knee joint replacement in Australia based on socio-economic status, geographical locality, birthplace and Indigenous status.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 81(1-2): 26-31

Garvey G, Simmonds D, Clements V, O'Rourke P, Sullivan K, Gorman D, Curnow V, Wise S, Beattie E (2011)

Making sense of dementia: understanding among Indigenous Australians.

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; 26(6): 649–656

Kowal P, Gibson R, Wutzke S, Smith K, Cotter P, Strivens E, Lindeman M, LoGiudice D, Broe G (2011)

Roundtable discussion: data on ageing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

World Medical & Health Policy; 3(3): 7

Retrieved from http://www.psocommons.org/wmhp/vol3/iss3/art7/

Lie D, Travers C, Martin-Khan M (2011)

The national framework for dementia. Prevention, promotion and early intervention: what are the options?.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 11 April 2011, Cairns, Qld

LoGiudice D, Strivens E, Smith K, Stevenson M, Atkinson D, Dwyer A, Lautenschlager N, Almeida OA, Flicker L (2011)

The KICA screen: the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the KICA (Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment).

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 30(4): 215–219

Nadimi F, Currow DC (2011)

As death approaches: a retrospective survey of the care of adults dying in Alice Springs Hospital.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(1): 4-8

Productivity Commission (2011)

Caring for older Australians: Inquiry report.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

The Caring for older Australians: inquiry report follows the Government's request for the Productivity Commission to develop detailed options for redesigning Australia's aged care system in order to meet the challenges facing it in coming decades. The report includes the Commission's recommendations along with a summary of the reforms proposed based on consultations with older Australians, their carers, aged care providers, government agencies and other interested parties. The report also provides an overview of the diversity in the demand for aged care services with a chapter on evaluating how well aged care services are being delivered in ways that meet the needs and preferences of clients from specific groups, including Indigenous people. Principles of a reformed aged care system identified as critical to the establishment of culturally secure services specific to Indigenous Australians included factors relevant to attracting and retaining Indigenous workers to provide culturally appropriate services, use of culturally appropriate assessment tools, and support to develop service capacity appropriate to meet Indigenous clients specific needs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Productivity Commission (2011)

Caring for older Australians: Productivity Commission inquiry report overview.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Reamy AM, Kim K, Zarit SH, Whitlatch CJ (2011)

Understanding discrepancy in perceptions of values: individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their family caregivers.

The Gerontologist; 51(4): 473-483

Smith K, Flicker L, Shadforth G, Carroll E, Ralph N, Atkinson D, Lindeman M, Schaper F, Lautenschlager NT, LoGiudice D (2011)

‘Gotta be sit down and worked out together': views of Aboriginal caregivers and service providers on ways to improve dementia care for Aboriginal Australians.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1650

Retrieved 14 June 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1650.pdf

2010

Access Economics (2010)

Caring places: planning for aged care & dementia 2010-2050: volume 1.

Canberra: Alzheimer's Australia

Arkles RS, Jackson Pulver LR, Robertson H, Draper B, Chalkley S, Broe GA (2010)

Ageing, cognition and dementia in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a life cycle approach.

Sydney: Neuroscience Research Australia and Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, University of New South Wales

This publication is a literature review concerning dementia in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for the years 2006-2009. The review was undertaken as a result of an emerging public health concern for the increased prevalence of dementia in remote indigenous communities; in particular the data collected for the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The literature reviewed established that: the prevalence of dementia in the Australian Indigenous population is five times the rate for the non-Indigenous population; dementia presents at an earlier age in the Indigenous population; the perception of dementia is different across communities and situations, it is often not viewed as a medical condition; the health and social conditions Indigenous people currently experience puts them at a greater risk of developing dementia compared to non-Indigenous people; and access to services are problematic due to a lack of transport and services which take into consideration language, cultural or other circumstances unique to Indigenous people and their communities.

The review demonstrates the importance of establishing a framework for addressing dementia in the Indigenous population that is culturally appropriate and within a historical context. The review highlights the gaps in knowledge pertaining to dementia in the Indigenous population.

Finally the report makes recommendations based on the findings of the literature review emphasising that research is needed on Indigenous people's understanding of dementia, the role of carers and the impact on their wellbeing, identification and assessment and best practice models of care and services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: summary of findings, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care: an analysis using the PIAC cohort.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Younger people with disability in residential aged care program: report on the 2008–09 minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Coates J, Smith T (2010)

Recruitment of elderly Aboriginal Australians for a qualitative study of falls risks, experiences and outcomes.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference. 30 June - 2 July 2010, Darwin

Davy L, Bridge C, Judd B, Flatau P, Morris A, Phibbs P (2010)

Age-specific housing for low to moderate-income older people.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Department of Health and Ageing (2010)

Aged care approvals round 2009-10.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Disability Services Queensland (2010)

Summary report on younger people living in or at risk of entry to aged care facilities.

Brisbane: Queensland Health Disability Services

Fleming R (2010)

The use of environmental assessment tools for the evaluation of Australian residential facilities for people with dementia.

Sydney: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres

Henderson S, Broe GA (2010)

Dementia in Aboriginal Australians [editorial].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(10): 869–871

Horton G, Hanna L, Kelly B (2010)

Drought, drying and climate change: emerging health issues for ageing Australians in rural areas.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; 29(1): 2-7

Jorm LR, Walter SR, Lujic S, Byles JE, Kendig HL (2010)

Home and community care services: a major opportunity for preventive health care.

BMC Geriatrics; 10: 26

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2318-10-26.pdf

King JA (2010)

Weaving yarns: the lived experience of Indigenous Australians with adult-onset disability in Brisbane.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

LoGiudice DC, Smith K, Atkinson D, Dwyer A, Lautenschlager N, Almeida OA, Flicker L (2010)

A preliminary evaluation of the prevalence of falls, pain and urinary incontinence in remote living Indigenous Australians over the age of 45 years.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(6): e102–e107

NSW Dementia Policy Team (2010)

The NSW dementia services framework 2010-2015.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Prior D, Paardekooper C, Waight C, Jackson P (2010)

Indigenous and remote health: PEPA - bridging the gap in palliative care.

Australian Nursing Journal; 17(8): 39

Smith K, Flicker L, Dwyer A, Atkinson D, Almeida OP, Lautenschlager NT, LoGiudice D (2010)

Factors associated with dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(10): 888–893

Smith K, Grundy JJ, Nelson HJ (2010)

Culture at the centre of community based aged care in a remote Australian Indigenous setting: a case study of the development of Yuendumu Old People's Programme.

Rural and Remote Health; (10): 1422

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1422.pdf

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on Government Services 2010.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on government services 2010: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Taylor HR, Xie J, Arnold AL, Goujon N, Dunn RA, Fox S, Keeffe J (2010)

Cataract in Indigenous Australians: the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 38(8): 790–795

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2010)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

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