Dr Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah

Prevalence and correlates of modifiable risk factors for dementia among South Asian migrants

Dr Hamrah
Dr Maree Farrow Memorial Project Grant
In Progress
Project Snapshot

Australia’s South Asian population has increased rapidly and now accounts for over 14 per cent of our total overseas-born residents. South Asian migrants are at greater risk of dementia but, unfortunately, they are less likely to access health services that can reduce this risk. Dr Hamrah will examine the prevalence and correlates of modifiable risk factors for dementia among 200 Indian, Bhutanese, Nepalese and Afghan migrants aged 50 years or over who are now living in Tasmania. Key members of these communities will be contacted to provide them with information about the study, to ensure the approach is culturally respectful, and invite their assistance to recruit participants. Gaining a clearer picture of the health risk profile of Tasmania's migrant populations will guide preventive interventions to minimise future poor health trajectories and ultimately reduce dementia risk. The results will facilitate the design of culturally appropriate interventions that address dementia risk factors and feed into systematic approaches to developing an educational intervention that reaches thousands of migrants across Australia.

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Where are they now?

Dr Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah is a Research Fellow in the Epidemiology of Dementia for the ISLAND Project, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania.

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