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This is a guide to support best practice in primary health care settings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to cognitive impairment and dementia. Primary health care settings include Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) as well as non-ACCHS general practices and community health services. The guide focuses on clinical aspects of health care provision and aims to combine evidence-based clinical knowledge with key cultural and other elements that support effective health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Wherever possible the evidence from these different knowledge systems is aligned to strengthen recommendations.
The guide has sections on health promotion and prevention, detection and management of cognitive impairment and dementia, including recommendations about care at the end of life, and carer health and wellbeing. These recommendations span the life course, recognise the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and are for the whole primary care team including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners, doctors, nurses, allied health workers, mental health workers, and health promotion and public health practitioners.
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This resource is published by the University of Melbourne.
Best-practice guide to cognitive impairment and dementia care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending primary care (PDF 2.46 MB)
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