The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) is developing a Roadmap to specifically address the challenge of dementia within Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Dementia is experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at a much higher rate than in the non-Indigenous population. Research indicates this difference may be accounted for by higher rates of cardiovascular disease, stroke, adverse early life events and head injury within these communities.
We want to hear from you, if you are:
The intention of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Research Roadmap is to:
The Roadmap will provide a five-year framework for policy, strategy and funding to address the challenge of dementia within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - for people currently living with dementia, their families and carers.
To have your say and make recommendations on the research and services needed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia, please complete this survey.
The survey will close 15 October 2018.