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Abstract: A growing health and social concern for all Australians, dementia previously was thought not to affect Indigenous Australians due to a shortened life expectancy. 'The word dementia has no meaning' in Indigenous terms and has reportedly been referred to as being a 'whitefella sickness' and a 'sick spirit'. However, as the life expectancy of Indigenous people increases and they grow older, Indigenous Australians will encounter causes of death and disability not unlike their non-Indigenous counterparts, including increased presentation of dementia (Arabena 2007).

To cite this article: Garvey, Gail; Simmonds, Donna; Clements, Vanessa; O'Rourke, Peter; Whop, Lisa; Sullivan, Karen; Gorman, Don; Curnow, Venessa; Wise, Susi and Beattie, Elizabeth. Understanding Dementia Amongst Indigenous Australians [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2011: 16-18. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=936643180355557;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 01 Oct 16].

Personal Author: Garvey, Gail; Simmonds, Donna; Clements, Vanessa; O'Rourke, Peter; Whop, Lisa; Sullivan, Karen; Gorman, Don; Curnow, Venessa; Wise, Susi; Beattie, Elizabeth; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2011: 16-18 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Health education; Dementia--Treatment; Life expectancy; Indigenous peoples--Health and hygiene;

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