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Indigenous People Living With Dementia To Receive Extra Support

$1 Million in funding will be provided by Alzheimer’s WA to expand the Building a Better Dementia Response in Indigenous Communities project over the next two years.

The community project will aim to:

  • Increase community awareness, and drive acceptance, inclusion, and support for community members living with dementia
  • Improve knowledge, confidence and the capacity of community organisations, allied health and aged care professionals to respond to the needs of community members living with dementia
  • Identify gaps in current services

At the announcement Minister for Indigenous Affairs Ken Wyatt stated, “as researchers continue to explore the causes and contributing factors behind the higher prevalence of dementia among our people, this important project will help address this awareness gap and lay the foundation for better local support.”

Consultants will also identify individuals who will receive training, support and mentoring to continue to champion the aims of the project after it ends.

Outcomes and findings from the project will inform future dementia policy.

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