Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer’s

CLAHRC research into preventive potential of modifiable risk factors for dementia This research estimated the population-attributable risk of Alheimer’s worldwide for seven potentially modifiable risk factors that have consistent evidence of an association with the disease (diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking and low educational attainment). After […]

A systematic review of screening for dementia

CLAHRC East of England study of population screening for dementia Our findings suggest that screening for dementia raises complex issues around preference and choice for clinicians and the public; it is unclear what specific factors promote or reduce screening acceptance the most. Evidence suggests that population screening for dementia may not be acceptable […]

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Dementia priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance

This CLAHRC project was a major piece of work to inform the national/international dementia research agenda and was done as part of a collaboration with the Dementia Priority Setting Partnership. Publications: Download the CLAHRC bite of this piece of work. Kelly S et al. Dementia priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance: using […]

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Louise Lafortune: midlife approaches to prevent or delay the onset of disability, dementia and frailty in later life

Louise Lafortune is Senior Research Associate in the Dementia, Fraily and End of Life Care Research theme. Research team: Louise Lafortune, Sarah Kelly, Steven Martin, Isla Kuhn, Andy Cowan, Carol Brayne Background Despite a wealth of evidence on the association between low physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and ill […]