2m Australians living with multiple disabilities: study

Stuart Rintoul | September 09, 2009, Article from:  The Australian

AN estimated 10 per cent of Australians, or two million people, suffered from two or more disabilities, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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Dr Wen said dementia, autism, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, speech problems, and stroke were commonly associated with multiple disabilities, increasing with age, with 35 per cent of people aged 65 or over suffering from multiple disabilities.

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