This project examines current knowledge of risk and protective factors for cognitive growth and impairment in older Aboriginal people. The full title of the project is ARC/NHMRC Network on Ageing Well "Cognition Dementia and Ageing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples". We have produced an extensive Literature Review which lead to a successful NHMRC Grant Application for the Koori Growing Old Well Study (KGOWS). Specific aims of KGOWS are to examine the burden of dementia in Aboriginal people 60 years and over in urban and rural communities, their needs within the communities and the adequacy of currently available systems of care and support. For the full report click here. For a summary click here.