About a million Australians are expected to be living with dementia by 2057 when the number of people 65 and older will reach 8.8 million. But the impact of this grey tsunami could be more devastating than expected. Or less. That’s because a combination of under-diagnosed dementia combined with a lack of local data and reliance on foreign forecasts is confounding efforts to forecast the true size of the Australian problem, say experts. Gwenda Darling told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Brisbane that she had been waiting for a home care package for 900 days. She was diagnosed with a type of dementia in 2016. Credit:AAP Image/Jono Searle Professor Kaarin Anstey, the director of UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, said her organisation was "desperate for a national study on the prevalence of dementia". The current statistics were a "reasonable guess", said Dr Kim Lind from […]