Low, Lee-Fay; Anstey, Kaarin
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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