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A pilot study to estimate the prevalence of dementia in Torres Strait Islander Communities

Dr Edward Strivens, Prof Leon Flicker
Research Centre DCRC Assessment and Better Care
Partner Institution University of Western Australia
Project Description

Recent research in the Kimberley has suggested a substantially higher rate of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities than in non Indigenous Australians, however little is known of the impact of dementia in Torres Strait islanders.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the methodology for a more comprehensive study of the prevalence of dementia in the Torres Strait using the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment tool and a separate Geriatrician assessment.


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