The Dementia Risk Factors and Assessment (DemRisk) program
The Dementia Risk Factors and Assessment (DemRisk) program involves over ten years of research performed by the Anstey group on the identification and assessment of risk factors for Dementia.
The DemRisk program includes:
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dementia risk and protective factors
- Analysis of cohort studies to identify dementia risk and protective factors
- Development of evidence-based interventions for dementia risk reduction
- Development of innovative e-learning resources to support dementia risk reduction
- Development of risk assessment tools validated for assessing individual exposure to risk factors known to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia
- Development of guidelines (e.g. physical activity guidelines) to reduce risk of cognitive decline and dementia in collaboration with other researchers and organisations including the World Health Organisation
- Training of early career researchers with a focus on identifying and targeting dementia risk
Read Professor Kaarin Anstey’s recent invited commentary on second-hand smoke as an under-recognised risk factor for cognitive decline here. You can also watch Professor Anstey’s NeuRAtalk on ageing well to reduce your risk of dementia here.