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The level of care required for people with dementia depends on the progression of their dementia and will vary depending on individual circumstances, but the level of care required will increase as the dementia progresses. Carers are people who provide ongoing, informal assistance (help or supervision) to people with disability or older people. Carers play an important role in looking after family members and friends with dementia, and are pivotal in Australia's aged care, health-care, disability and social systems.
The following pages present statistics and information on:
See Dementia in vulnerable groups for more information on carers and care needs of people with dementia among different population groups, including among Indigenous Australians and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Refer to the How do care needs differ by place of residence data tables and Carer data tables for the underlying data presented in these pages.
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