Launch of AIHW report: Dementia in Australia
|When||Monday 20 September from 10:00am|
You are invited to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's virtual launch of its Dementia in Australia report.
With an introduction from the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Minister for Sport Senator Hon. Richard Colbeck, the Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Mr Rob Heferen, will be joined by:
- Ms Maree McCabe AM, Chief Executive Officer, Dementia Australia
- Ms Natialie Ive – Dementia advocate.
About this report
Dementia is a significant and growing health and aged care issue in Australia that has a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of people with the condition, as well as for their family and friends.
This online report provides a much needed and comprehensive update on the status of dementia in Australia, including the latest statistics on dementia prevalence, burden of disease, deaths, expenditure, as well as the use of health and aged care services among people with dementia and information on carers of people with dementia. It also includes dedicated content on dementia among Indigenous Australians as well as other vulnerable population groups, and presents authentic personal insights from Australians currently living with dementia and/or caring for a loved one with dementia.