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Dementia literacy: recognition and beliefs on dementia of the Australian Public

Low, Lee-Fay; Anstey, Kaarin

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Background: Dementia is a growing health problem worldwide and in Australia. Little research has been conducted on dementia literacy in the community. Methods: The aim of this study was to investigate the recognition of dementia and beliefs regarding prognosis, cause, and risk reduction in the Australian public. A cross-sectional telephone survey of 2,000 randomly selected community-dwelling adults (23.4% response rate) was conducted. Results: Eighty-two percent of the sample correctly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39663
Source: Alzheimer's & Dementia
DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2008.03.011

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