Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is dementia?
      • Assessment and diagnosis
      • Risk and protective factors
      • National policy and service responses
      • Purpose and structure of this report
    • 2 Prevalence, mortality and burden of disease
      • Key points
      • Introduction
      • Prevalence of dementia
      • Incidence of dementia
      • Mortality due to dementia
      • Burden of disease due to dementia
    • 3 Characteristics of people with dementia
      • Key points
      • Introduction
      • Sociodemographic characteristics
      • Type of dementia
      • Level of disability
      • Co-existing conditions
      • What assistance is needed?
      • Source of assistance
    • 4 Use of health and aged care services
      • Key points
      • Introduction
      • Consumer support programs
      • General practice services
      • Hospital services
      • Medications
      • Aged care assessments
      • Community aged care packages
      • Other community aged care services
      • Flexible aged care services
      • Respite care
      • Residential aged care services
      • Pathways through aged care services
      • Specialised mental health care services
      • Are services meeting needs?
    • 5 Carers of people with dementia
      • Key points
      • Introduction
      • What proportion had carers?
      • How many carers are there?
      • Who are the carers?
      • Motivation to care
      • What assistance do carers provide?
      • Impact of the caring role on carers
      • Areas of unmet support
    • 6 Expenditure on dementia
      • Key points
      • Introduction
      • Total estimated expenditure on dementia
      • Consumer support programs
      • Out-of-hospital medical services
      • People with dementia in hospital
      • Medications for dementia
      • Aged care assessments
      • Community aged care services
      • Flexible aged care services
      • National Respite for Carers Program
      • Residential aged care services
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Additional tables
      • Appendix B: Data sources
      • Appendix C: Australian longitudinal studies
      • Appendix D: Technical information
      • Appendix E: Classifications used
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures