Wednesday, 11 May 2016

More evidence dementia should be an election priority

The latest burden of disease analysis report released today highlights the significant impact dementia is having on all Australians, especially women.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report: Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011 compares the impact of different diseases, conditions or injuries on the Australian population.

Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Carol Bennett said, “this report confirms the huge burden of disease overall that dementia represents for all Australians. It also further confirms growing global evidence that suggests women are most affected by dementia, in terms of living with the condition but we know they are also over-represented as carers for those living with it.”

See more at: https://fightdementia.org.au/media-releases/more-evidence-dementia-should-be-an-election-priority

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