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Dementia is a significant and growing health and aged care issue in Australia that has a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of people with the condition, as well as for their family and friends. This online report provides a comprehensive picture of dementia in Australia, including the latest statistics on dementia prevalence, burden of disease, deaths, expenditure, as well as the use of health and aged care services among people with dementia and information on carers of people with dementia. 

  • Cat. no: DEM 2

Dementia in Australia virtual launch

The Dementia in Australia report was launched in Dementia Action Week 2021 by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck.

Publication: Dementia in Australia: 2021 Summary

The Dementia in Australia: 2021 Summary report presents a snapshot of key findings from the Dementia in Australia online report as at September 2021.

Contents of this report:


Latest dementia statistics:


Australian stories about living with dementia: