Media Releases

15 February 2017

The multibillion dollar health costs in the report released today from Alzheimer’s Australia in Canberra should be a wake up call for parties in the coming election according to WA CEO Rhonda Parker.

The number of people with dementia in Australia is now 413,000 and the estimated cost to the community is more than $14 billion this year, meaning in WA there are more than 40,000 diagnosed with a cost well in excess of a billion dollars. This is more than 20% up on previous estimates.