Today the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released the updated Dementia in Australia report. The report provides the latest statistics on the impacts of dementia in Australia, including mortality, hospitalisations and population health impacts on people throughout Australia. This includes First Nations people, carers, and those living in regional, rural and remote locations.
Dementia continues to be a critical health challenge for Australia’s ageing population, with an increase in both hospitalisations and deaths over the past decade.
First Nations people remain a priority focus. Indigenous Australians are at increased risk of:
- developing dementia
- experiencing higher dementia prevalence
- a greater number of years lived with a disability when compared with non-Indigenous Australians.
Read the updated Dementia in Australia report.
The report has been produced as part of the work of the National Centre for Monitoring Dementia (NCMD) at the AIHW, established through $13 million funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care.
Read more information about dementia data and the work of the AIHW.