1st Edition

New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research State of the Art and Future Possibilities

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research addresses a dearth of knowledge about dementia prevention and shows the importance of considering the broader social impact of certain risk factors, including the role we each play in our own cognitive health throughout the lifespan. The book draws on primary and secondary research in order to investigate the relationship between modifiable factors, including vascular and psychosocial risks, that may affect the incidence of dementia.

    Bringing together world-leading expertise from applied science, medicine, psychology, health promotion, epidemiology, health economics, social policy and primary care, the book compares and contrasts scientific and service developments across a range of settings. Each chapter presents these themes in a way that will ensure best practice and further research in the field of dementia prevention is disseminated successfully throughout the world. Perhaps most importantly, chapters also question what type of social responsibility we are prepared to embrace in order to address the challenges inherent in dementia prevalence.

    New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research includes contributions from leading authorities in brain health and dementia prevention and provides an essential contribution to the discourse on dementia prevention. It will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of the psychological and social aspects of aging and dementia.




    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Book Outline

    Chapter 2. From prediction to dementia prevention

    Section 1. Established and emerging risk factors

    Chapter 3. Lifestyle factors and dementia: smoking, exercise and diet

    Chapter 4. Vascular disease-based risk factors for dementia

    Chapter 5. Mood and other psychiatric factors

    Chapter 6. Cognitive Activity within a Dementia Prevention Hierarchy: The potential Roles of Cognitive Reserve in Detecting, Modifying and Managing Disease Expression

    Chapter 7. Sleep problems

    Chapter 8. Behaviour change for dementia prevention and risk reduction

    Section 2. Social, political and economic aspects

    Chapter 9. Existing and future health policy in dementia prevention

    Chapter 10. Changing practice in primary care

    Chapter 11. The economics of preventing dementia

    Chapter 12. Health-economics of dementia prevention using modelling

    Chapter 13. Cognitive footprint: a framework to guide public policy

    Chapter 14. Conclusion: A Call to Action


    Kate Irving is a jointly appointed Professor of Clinical Nursing and Dublin City University and Dublin North Community Health Organisation.

    Eef Hogervorst is Professor of Biological Psychology at Loughborough University and Director of Dementia Research.

    Deborah Oliveira is a Nurse by background and works as a Research Fellow (Programme Manager) for the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

    Miia Kivipelto is Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.