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Anthea Innes, Debra Morgan, and Jane Farmer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447344957

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.001.0001

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Addressing dementia needs in Australia

Addressing dementia needs in Australia

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(p.37) 3 Addressing dementia needs in Australia
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Remote and Rural Dementia Care
Author(s):

Irene Blackberry

Clare Wilding

Michael Bauer

Margaret Winbolt

Hilary Davis

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0003

Delivering dementia care in rural Australia remains a challenge. Large geographical area, small population, and lack of skilled workforce cause inequity in health outcomes for people living in rural areas. While a third of older people live outside metropolitan areas, the proportion of older people is higher and 40% of people with dementia reside in rural areas. In this chapter, we present government policy to address dementia, the second cause of death in Australia. We showcase latest research and innovative approaches to rural dementia care that aim to build from government policy objectives and here we talk about approaches that include technologies, care pathways, and training volunteers and local primary care workforce in the rural Australian context.

Keywords:   Rural, Dementia, Australia, Carer, technology

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