DREAMT Using telehealth to support Indigenous people with dementia
Credit: UQ Faculty of Medicine
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, experience dementia at a rate three-to-five times higher than the non-Indigenous population in Australia. The DREAMT project, funded by the Department of Social Services and implemented by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health, is a telehealth service for dementia care for Indigenous peoples living in rural and remote Queensland.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers play a key role in telehealth-supported dementia care including screening, patient support, and delivery of health promotion targeting dementia prevention and community awareness. This film is an educational resource for health professional and people with dementia and their families.