15 July 2018
Aging Policy, Dementia Studies in Bali
Wayan Suriastini, Yuda Turana, Luh Ketut Suryani, I Wayan Sukadana, Bondan Sikoki, Firman Witoelar, Cokorda Bagus Jaya Lesmana, Endra Dwi Mulyanto, M Roni Hermoko, I G. A. A. Apsari Anandari
Encouraging the Birth of a Senior Citizenship Policy (2018 Bali Dementia Study Results Report)
The elderly who do social activities or work have a much lower prevalence of dementia compared to the elderly who do not work or engage in any social activities. In addition to working or not working, dementia is also influenced by the type of work.
As many as 43.8 percent of the elderly who work as unpaid family workers or help someone earn without any income have the highest prevalence rate since these jobs provide little stimulation to the brain, while the lowest prevalence occurs in the elderly who are private employees or government employees.
These are the 2018 Bali Dementia Study results conducted in 117 villages spread across all regencies/cities in Bali Province in March – April 2018, with a total of 1,685 elderly respondents.
Another finding is that the proportion of elderly respondents in Bali Province with dementia reached 32% was higher than the proportion of dementia in the Special Region of Yogyakarta reached 20%.
The full report can be downloaded here.