Australia warned – ‘Dementia Tsunami’ along the way According to a fresh report Australia could possibly be facing a ‘Dementia Tsunami’ in two decades time . The survey by Alzheimer’s Australia says there may be a shortage greater than 150,000 carers for dementia victims within twenty years, as by 2030 estimates claim that 465,000 Australians will be coping with dementia then. The report says predicated on current polices, all of the indicators stage to a significant shortage of both paid and unpaid carers and the principle executive of Alzheimer’s Australia, Glen Rees, says governments cannot afford to disregard the issue.