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Characteristics during adolescence and the risk of early-onset dementia

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2020 - 2022

Contact

Ayako Hiyoshi

Research subject

The number of patients with dementia is estimated to be 130,000 – 150,000 in Sweden and 47 million worldwide. By 2030, the prevalence in Sweden is expected to grow to 180,000-190,000. Dementia is linked to high healthcare costs and greater burden to patients themselves and family members. However, the biological mechanisms and risk factors to dementia have been poorly understood. To advance the knowledge on risk factors of dementia, the aim of this study is to examine whether physical and mental characteristics measured during the conscription assessment in the late adolescence are associated with risk of early-onset dementia.

Collaborators

  • Dilshad Ismail,