This review considers what works to support carers of older people with dementia to prevent or delay entry into residential aged care. It adopts a rigorous and systematic approach to identify and appraise the evidence, aiming to inform dementia policy.
Australia’s population is ageing, and as it does the prevalence of dementia will increase. Around 425 400 Australians are currently living with dementia, and this is projected to increase to over a million by 2056.
SOURCE: Productivity Commission. “Interventions to Support Carers of People with Dementia.” Productivity Commission, October 2018.
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