Dean co-authors major new report on dementia causes and prevention

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Professor Sube Banerjee is one of 28 world-leading dementia experts who have written a new report for The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care. The report, which was launched at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference last night, identifies three more key modifiable risk factors for dementia – excessive alcohol intake and head injury in mid-life, and exposure to air pollution in later life – to add to the nine already identified by the 2017 Lancet Commission. The report concludes that modifying the 12 risk factors throughout life could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, with the biggest impact likely to be seen in low- and middle-income countries, where two-thirds of cases occur.

 

Read the full report on The Lancet website

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30367-6/fulltext

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