Dementia

NARROWER TERMS


Report

Younger onset dementia: new insights using linked data

This report presents a comprehensive picture of people with younger onset dementia. People were identified using pharmaceutical claims for dementia-specific medication. The linked data were then used to describe social characteristics from the 2016 Census, patterns of Centrelink payments, and patterns of health service use...
Journal article

Co-producing research with people impacted by dementia and service providers: issues and challenges

This article presents some of the issues and challenges faced by researchers in achieving shared power when utilising co-production methodology in academic settings.
Briefing paper

Dementia

This issues paper outlines dementia data and services and supports offered in Gippsland.
Discussion paper

Support. Encourage. Empower.

This paper demonstrates the crucial role that Dementia Australia’s 'Dementia-Friendly Communities' program has had in improving dementia knowledge, facilitating inclusivity and reducing stigma and discrimination in the community.
Report

Predicting early dementia using Medicare claims

This feasibility study aimed to identify whether early dementia could be predicted from primary and secondary care service utilisation, as recorded in Medicare claims data, in the absence of diagnosis information.
Report

Dementia in Australia 2021: summary report

This summary report provides a picture 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.
Briefing paper

Reablement interventions for community dwelling people living with dementia

This paper summarises research, government, and non-government documents that have explored the concept of reablement in dementia care; and describes how reablement interventions work to address the needs of people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as how these interventions are, or...
Strategy

A roadmap for quality dementia care

This strategy document has been developed following extensive engagement and consultation with the health and aged care sector - and most importantly with people with the lived experience of dementia. The recommendations in this document are designed to improve the lifestyle, care and health outcomes...
Report

Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program

This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.
Discussion paper

One day the support was gone

In this discussion paper, Dementia Australia shares stories from those impacted by COVID-19 and dementia so that we may learn from their experiences and adapt or inform policies and programs to better support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Journal article

Older Aboriginal Australians’ health concerns and preferences for healthy ageing programs

This article presents the findings from a study that gives voice to older Aboriginal Australians’ perspectives culturally-appropriate programs to assist with healthy ageing.
Report

Dementia data gaps and opportunities

Persistent gaps in national data limit monitoring and reporting on dementia in Australia. This report discusses current dementia data gaps and identifies ways in which these gaps can be systematically and strategically addressed.
Report

Patterns of health service use by people with dementia in their last year of life: New South Wales and Victoria

This report examines the health services usage of people with dementia in their last year of life and the findings have important implications for Australia’s health and aged care systems.
Guide

The dementia guide

The Dementia Guide is an important resource for any person impacted by any form of dementia, of any age. The guide can help anyone learn about dementia and the treatments, support and services available.
Report

Sharing the wisdom of our elders: final report 2019

This report is an outcome of a longitudinal cohort study which aims to identify risk and protective factors for dementia and other age-related chronic conditions, as well as promote ageing well with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from urban and regional communities.
Discussion paper

Dying well: improving palliative and end of life care for people with dementia

This paper calls for more education and support to encourage the creation of advance care plans for people diagnosed with dementia to be paramount. It emphasises the need for the planning and communication with health professionals and family about the plan, to occur early –...
Report

“Fading away”

This report is based on interviews with family members, doctors, nurses and advocates, and documents the use of medications as chemical restraint in 35 aged care facilities in three states in Australia: Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
Report

World Alzheimer report 2019

This report analyses findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes to dementia, as well as expert essays and case studies from across the world. It provides recommendations for governments, agencies, civil society, policy-makers and local governments, to improve the experiences of people living with...
Report

Dispensing patterns for anti-dementia medications 2016–17

Dementia is a leading cause of illness and death among Australians. This report shows that in 2016–17 about 546,000 prescriptions for anti-dementia medications were dispensed to about 58,500 people aged 30 and over. Of the 4 anti-dementia medications examined, Donepezil was the most commonly dispensed...
Report

Hospital care for people with dementia 2016–17

Although it is not known exactly how many Australians have dementia, it is estimated to affect up to 436,000 people. In 2017, dementia caused more than 13,700 deaths and was the second-leading cause of death in Australia, behind coronary heart disease (18,600 deaths). Dementia is...