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Supporting an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander with dementia move into aged care

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This helpsheet provides tips to help support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person with dementia feel more comfortable in their new care environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can find it difficult to settle into the aged care environment. They may feel confused and isolated from their Land, community and family. Moving into aged care is a difficult time because many people may not understand why they have moved and are separated from their Land and family. The unfamiliar environment may make the person feel confused, isolated and distressed.

Also, many older people may have been part of the Stolen Generation and may have a deep distrust of institutions and official looking people

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