Dementia in Australia

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has estimated that last year 298,000 Australians were suffering dementia. In addition to this there were 200,000 family members and friends acting as informal carers .

In a new report titled Dementia in Australia, the AIHW project that the number of sufferers will grow by a third to 400,000 by 2020.

So can Australia cope with this terrible disease?

Bill Walter spoke to the Senior Executive the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Brent Diverty to discuss the report and it’s predictions.

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Producer: Bill Walter

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