Diverse populations

In General Practice it is important to recognise the variety of stigma and perceptions related to behaviour change and memory loss and ageing by CALD communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities requiring a targeted response. [1]

Further information specific to Culturally Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is located on the next pathway level.

Be responsive to perceptions of greater stigma attached to dementia in small communities. A varied response may be required to support assessment and diagnosis and access to specialists and multidisciplinary memory clinics for lower density populations in rural regions.

KPMG Dementia services pathways - an essential guide to effective service planning 2011 pg. 14

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