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06 Aug,2020

Prof John Hardy’s reaction to The Lancet Commission 2020 report on dementia prevention, intervention and care

Source: WLA

Recently Prof. John Hardy made his comment on The Lancet Commission 2020 report on dementia prevention, intervention and care.

Prof John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience, UCL, said:

“There is good epidemiological evidence that in incidence (numbers per age) of dementia has gone down over the last 30 years although the prevalence (total number of cases) has increased because of the ageing populations.  This has been a hidden health policy success and probably relates to better heart and general health in western societies.  This review systematically explores what may underlie these improvements so that public policy can direct efforts towards further incremental improvements.  Implementing these improvements (e.g. smoking and boxing cessation) will require political will and public education.”