Indigenous Ageing:Tools for Better Practice
Despite the major mortality gap experienced by Indigenous people, particularly in Australia, older Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand represent a growing proportion of the Indigenous population with distinct healthcare and social needs.
For older Indigenous people, health inequalities are further exacerbated by barriers in assessment and lack of clear pathways for assessment and management. The lack of specific, validated assessment tools, creates problems in helping Indigenous communities to manage dementia and other conditions associated with ageing. This reduces access to mainstream and specific programs of health service delivery, despite the higher level of actual need.
Eddie Strivens will address the issues of cognitive assessment in rural and urban aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities and introduce the KICA suite of tools and their use in Far North Queensland. Leon Flicker will discuss some of the issues with other assessments focusing on depression, functional impairment, falls and continence.
Lorna Dyall will discuss the lessons learnt and need for community engagement from developing a feasibility study and a longitudinal cohort study “Te Puawaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu Life and Living in Advanced Age : a Cohort Study in New Zealand. The importance of developing partnerships cannot be underestimated in this area.
Hear From Leading Experts
Professor Leon Flicker
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia
Dr Eddy Strivens
Clinical Director, Older Persons Health Services, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
Dr Lorna Dyall
Senior Lecturer Medical, Department of General Practice, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland
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Event Date & Time: 22 October 2013, 1pm to 2pm
Event Location: WEBINAR