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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with dementia

Dementia is a brain condition that makes it difficult to remember, think and perform everyday tasks.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are at a higher risk of developing dementia than non-Indigenous Australians.

Dementia can happen to anybody. Older people are more likely to get dementia than younger people.

Family, friends and community booklet

A booklet about dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

Are you concerned about someone (aunty, uncle or friend) or yourself?

If someone is showing signs of dementia and memory problems, it's important they see a doctor.

There are clinics and organisations in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions that provide culturally appropriate health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

If you or your family members are over 50 years old, you might also be able to receive home support services. This can include help at home (for example cleaning, food preparation, and yard care), social support, transport and allied health.

Help is always there for you.

The clinics below are Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) that deliver culturally appropriate health care, operated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Moreton ATSICHS Margate

Moreton ATSICHS Morayfield

Moreton ATSICHS Deception Bay

Moreton ATSICHS Strathpine

ATSICHS Brisbane Northgate

Moreton ATSICHS Caboolture

Caboolture Indigenous & Community Medical Centre

Jimbelunga Nursing Centre

A community controlled residential aged care facility

ATSICHS Brisbane Woolloongabba

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with dementia

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.