DEVELOP: DEmentia preVention and Economic anaLysis Of Policy change

Naaheed Mukadam In progress  


Dementia has significant, growing, social, economic and health impact in the UK and globally. Nadeem and colleagues previously modelled effects and cost-effectiveness of strategies to target dementia risk factors, focussing on interventions that were effective in individuals, calculating considerable savings associated with these (£1.9 billion annually). This work highlighted that many dementia risks require policy change to modify the environment, rather than individual interventions or choices. There is currently no clear consensus on which dementia risk factors to target and how to target them.


This award will support Nadeem to take forward a programme of training to review evidence for dementia prevention to identify the best policy changes for dementia prevention and to model the associated costs and potential savings.