World Alzheimer’s Day 2022

An estimated 50 million people around the world currently live with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, dementia being a collective term for progressive syndromes that affect various expressions of cognitive function, such as memory and emotional expression. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for the majority of cases (50 to 70%, varying by country, based on Alzheimer’s Disease International and World Health Organization figures). For those directly affected and their loved ones, dementia can be a frightening experience, particularly as it is so poorly understood. However there remains little or no understanding of dementia in many, and the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue.

For 2022 World Alzheimer’s Day the theme Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s, organized annually by Alzheimer’s Disease International, focuses on diagnosis, the warning signs of dementia, with a special focus on post-diagnosis support. The aim of this international campaign is to highlight the importance of support for people living with dementia and families following a diagnosis.

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The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, August 2021

An article on dementia risk factors, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the association between blood lipid levels and dementia.
Crude DALY rates of non-communicable, communicable, and injury-related neurological disorders in the states of India, 2019.
Elsevier,

The Lancet. Global health, Volume 9, 1 August 2021

An article in support of SDG 3, estimating that 3.69 million people had Alzheimer's disease or other dementias in India in 2019, with prevalence rapidly increasing in those older than 60 years.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, July 2021

An article on cognitive assessment in dementia, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the predictive accuracy of alternative definitions of cognitive impairment.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, July 2021

An article on dementia risk factors, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the association between common infections and dementia.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, March 2021

A review on dementia in low-income and middle-income countries, in the context of SDGs 3 and 10, focusing specifically on culturally appropriate treatments and the need for more effectiveness trials on adapted interventions.
Elsevier,

Journal of Transport and Health, Volume 20, March 2021

The article examines the link between physical activity earlier in life and a lower risk of dementia later in life.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, February 2021

An article on the long-term risk of dementia, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the association between dementia onset and reduced participation in cognitive and social activities.
Elsevier, The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 1, December 2020
Background: Circadian disturbances are commonly seen in people with Alzheimer's disease and have been reported in individuals without symptoms of dementia but with Alzheimer's pathology. We aimed to assess the temporal relationship between circadian disturbances and Alzheimer's progression. Methods: We did a prospective cohort study of 1401 healthy older adults (aged >59 years) enrolled in the Rush Memory and Aging Project (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA) who had been followed up for up to 15 years.
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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 5, December 2020

An article on the prevalence, risk factors, and management of dementia in older adults in China, in the context of SDG 3, highlighting the need for the development of a prevention strategy and optimising clinical management.
Non-linear associations between number of individual components of the frailty phenotype and dementia incidence
Elsevier,

The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 1, November 2020

An article on dementia incidence, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the association between physical frailty and all-cause dementia in the UK.

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