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Economics and dementia: challenges and responses

Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 and Wong, Gloria (2023) Economics and dementia: challenges and responses. Dementia. ISSN 1471-3012

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Identification Number: 10.1177/14713012231193141


Economics and dementia are interconnected in many ways. There is, for example, accumulating evidence of the ways in which dementia impacts on the economic status of individuals and families, on health and social care system budgets, and on national economies. An individual’s economic status can affect their risk of dementia and their ability to respond to it. Governments and other strategic decision-makers are aware of the (growing, indeed urgent) need to take action – whether that is prevention, treatment or care – but also very aware of the limited resources available to them and to the general population. Research evidence can potentially inform the difficult decisions that government and others need to take. We briefly summarise some economic evaluation studies in the dementia area as a basis for identifying the main challenges of moving from evidence to better policy and practice. We then discuss some possible responses (from a range of stakeholders) to these challenges, and how the STRiDE study has sought to contribute to this fast-moving field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2023.
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2023 23:24
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 01:36

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