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BRIDGING THE TRANSLATION GAP: FROM DEMENTIA RISK ASSESSMENT TO ADVICE ON RISK REDUCTION

K.J. Anstey, R. Eramudugolla, D.E. Hosking, N.T. Lautenschlager, R.A. Dixon

J Prev Alz Dis 2015;2(3):189-198

Dementia risk reduction is a global health and fiscal priority given the current lack of effective treatments and the projected increased number of dementia cases due to population ageing. There are often gaps among academic research, clinical practice, and public policy. We present information on the evidence for dementia risk reduction and evaluate the progress required to formulate this evidence into clinical practice guidelines. This narrative review provides capsule summaries of current evidence for 25 risk and protective factors associated with AD and dementia according to domains including biomarkers, demographic, lifestyle, medical, and environment. We identify the factors for which evidence is strong and thereby especially useful for risk assessment with the goal of personalising recommendations for risk reduction. We also note gaps in knowledge, and discuss how the field may progress towards clinical practice guidelines for dementia risk reduction.

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K.J. Anstey ; R. Eramudugolla ; D.E. Hosking ; N.T. Lautenschlager ; R.A. Dixon (2015): Bridging the Translation Gap: From Dementia Risk Assessment to Advice on Risk Reduction. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2015.75

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