This International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) report summarises current knowledge about how more can be done to prevent the scale of dementia prevalence in future, and to reduce avoidable costs. It considers the potential savings achievable by tackling the known risk factors for dementia, including physical activity, smoking, obesity and depression.
“…tackling lifestyle factors for dementia could save the UK state £42.9 billion between now and 2040”.
Brett, K. Hope, P. [and] Beales, S. [et al] (2014). Preventing dementia: a provocation. How can we do more to prevent dementia, save lives and reduce avoidable costs? London: The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), July 2014.