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A survey or the frequency and impact of Behaviours of Concern in dementia on residential aged care staff


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Cubit, KA and Farrell, GA and Robinson, AL and Myhill, ME (2007) A survey or the frequency and impact of Behaviours of Concern in dementia on residential aged care staff. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 26 (2). pp. 64-70. ISSN 1440-6381

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Predictions suggest that by 2051, six per cent of the total population
will be aged over 85 years, representing approximately 1.8
million Australians [1]. This is a significant figure, as the incidence
of dementia increases with age. Already, in 2002 over 162 000
Australians had diagnosed dementia, equal to 0.8% of the population,
most of whom are female and older than 75 years [2]. Predictions
are, that by 2020, 179 000 people will have dementia within
Australia [3] and that by mid-century over 580 000 Australians
will have dementia, equal to 2.3% of the population

Item Type: Article
Keywords: aggression, Behaviours of Concern, dementia, distress, residential aged care.
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal on Ageing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Page Range: pp. 64-70
ISSN: 1440-6381
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00217.x
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:08
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 02:12
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