The Office of Health Economics (OHE) has performed research to estimate the current and likely future burden of late-onset dementia in the UK, taking into account – so far as is possible – the appearance of future “interventions” which may or may not materialise.
Different scenarios are envisaged, optimistic and otherwise, but the bottom line appears to be that:
“ …by 2025 the disability adjusted life year (DALY) burden of dementia will have increased by 42% from the Global Disease Burden (GDB) 2010 estimate”.
The scope for an intervention to offset the projected increase of the burden of dementia (measured in DALYs) in the United Kingdom by 2025 appears to be low.
New publication: The current and future burden of late-onset dementia in the UK: estimates and interventions. London [Online]: Office of Health Economics, May 10th 2016.
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Lewis, FI. [and] Torgerson, PR. (2016). The current and future burden of late-onset dementia in the United Kingdom: estimates and interventions. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. May 5th 2016. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).