Cultural relevance key to addressing high Aboriginal dementia rates

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Culturally relevant dementia resources could help reduce dementia rates among Aboriginal people, in light of a study published today by the Medical Journal of Australia. The study found that Aboriginal people are four times more likely to develop dementia compared to their non-indigenous peers.

But the study also suggests that making dementia resources more culturally relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can improve rates of diagnosis and reduce the anxiety that surrounds the treatment of dementia.

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