Dementia and the ageing prisoner

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    Abstract

    Older people represent the fastest growing age group in Australia's prison system. This fact brings an associated rise in cognitive impairment - straining a system that was set up primarily to support younger inmates. What do we know about the older prison population in Australia? How do dementia and prisons intersect, and what
    are the options for supporting prisoners with dementia as their illness progresses?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)26-28
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Journal of Dementia Care
    Volume5
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

    Keywords

    • dementia
    • dementia care
    • ageing prisoners
    • prison support services

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