Alzheimer’s heavy burden for most Aussies: survey

The survey of 1225 Australian adults found almost 80% said their personal circumstances would not allow them to care for a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

But almost 60% said family members would likely be the main carers, according to the study which was commissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia and pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

About one in five people questioned said they would not know to whom they could turn if they were diagnosed with the dementia disease.

Alzheimer’s Australia president Ita Buttrose, releasing the results of the survey at the National Press Club in Canberra

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