Ten Priorities by James Lind Alliance’s Dementia Research Priority Setting Programme (James Lind Alliance / Alzheimer’s Society / DeNDRoN)


The objectives of the Dementia Priority Setting Partnership are to determine:

  1. The most effective components of care for helping to keep persons with dementia as independent as possible at all stages of the disease in all care settings.
  2. The best ways to care for people with dementia, including results from research findings; and methods for the effective dissemination and implementation of this evidence into care practice.
  3. The impact of early dementia diagnosis, and the approaches of primary care support for more effective diagnoses.
  4. The non-pharmacological and / or pharmacological interventions which are most effective for managing challenging behavior (BPSD) in people with dementia.
  5. The best way(s) to care for people with dementia in hospital settings when they have acute health care needs.
  6. The most effective ways to encourage people with dementia to eat, drink and maintain nutritional intake.
  7. The most effective ways of supporting carers of people with dementia living at home.
  8. The best ways to care for people with advanced dementia (with or without other illnesses) at the end of life.
  9. The optimal time to move a person with dementia into a care home setting and how the standards of this care be improved.
  10. The most effective design features of dementia friendly environments, at both the housing and neighbourhood levels.

“Alzheimer’s Society led a Dementia Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance to identify some of the priorities for dementia research”.

Read more: Dementia Priority Setting Partnership. Alzheimer’s Society.

Full Text Link (a)


Dementia Priority Setting Partnership: Top 10 priorities for research. London: Alzheimer’s Society, June 2013.

Full Text Link (b)


Dementia: a JLA Priority Setting Partnership. Cambridge: James Lind Alliance, 2013.

Full Text Link (c)


James Lind Alliance sets out Dementia Research priorities for the Alzheimer’s Society. London: Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN), June 2013.

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 8, July 2013].

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