Activity limitations by condition

Activity limitations of younger people in permanent residential aged care vary by medical condition. Almost 17% of people aged under 65, for example, have a main condition of dementia. Almost half (49%) of these have activity limitations in self–care and 1 or 2 other core activities (communication, movement, moving around) (Figure 1).

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Stacked column chart showing the proportion of younger people in residential aged care with core activity limitations. The reader can select to display the chart by the main medical condition of the person. The chart shows people under 50 with cerebrovascular disease when they enter care are more likely (63%) to have a limitation in all four core activities than those with depression, other mood disorders or psychosis (25%).