Dr Kate Smith
Development and validation of the first culturally based quality of life tool for Aboriginal Australians living with dementia or cognitive impairment
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
quality of life | dementia | cognitive impairment | assessment | indigenous australians
Enhancing quality of life (QoL) is the central goal of care providers for clients with dementia. A QoL tool identifies areas of need, enabling strategies to be planned and evaluated accordingly. Dementia is highly prevalent in Aboriginal Australians. There is no QoL tool for Aboriginal Australians living with dementia. This project will develop and test a QoL tool with Aboriginal Australians living with dementia or other cognitive impairment. The factors affecting QoL will also be identified.