As part of the STrengthening Responses to Dementia in developing countries (STRiDE) project we wanted to learn, from those who know the realities of dementia care and policy, what should be the strategic direction for our project in each of the countries where STRiDE is taking place (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico and South … Continue reading First STRiDE Research tool: Using Theory of Change for strategic direction in programmes to improve dementia care and support
A team of us at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), led by my colleague Sara Evans-Lacko, have been commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to carry out the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes around dementia. Results of the survey will form the basis for the next World Alzheimer Report, to be released … Continue reading What do you know and think about dementia? The largest ever global survey on attitudes around dementia
The impacts and large costs of dementia are a major challenge and one that is growing fast, all over the world. There are many things that can be done to address this challenge. It is very good that there is increasing awareness of this challenge at political level all over the world, as shown by … Continue reading Responding to the challenge of dementia by funding long-term care: BBC World Service podcast
The more we learn about all the things that we can do to help people affected by dementia to live well, the more pressing it becomes to find a way to bring more funding into the dementia care system. This additional funding is needed not just to keep up an increase numbers of people affected … Continue reading Matching dementia policy aspirations with funding realities: a role for social insurance?
In a world of finite resources, the economist job is, in principle, to help make decisions about how best to spend the resources that we have. In the case of people with dementia, we are working on trying to understand how best to spend increasingly pressured health and social care budgets... and perhaps we are … Continue reading Music in advanced dementia, how do we cost and value pure joy?
It's the first time one of my work trips makes the news, but here it is, I have the honour of being the UK academic mentioned in this news report about the opening of Memory and Company, an "Alzheimer's Health Club" in Toronto. I came across it by chance on Twitter (thank you @DiverseAlz), while … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Health Clubs vs. Day Care: re-thinking dementia care
I'd like to share this work blog post on how unpaid carers pay so much of the costs of dementia: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/healthandsocialcare/2014/09/12/how-unpaid-carers-pay-the-costs-of-dementia/