Tuesday, 19 August 2003: 09:00-10:30
Michigan Room (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S028 The 10/66 Dementia Research Group – Dementia in Developing Countries

This symposium summarizes the activities of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group over the five years since its foundation in 1998. There is a need for more research into dementia in developing countries where up to 66% of those with dementia live, but only 10% of research is conducted. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group is a network of researchers from the developing world working with an NGO (Alzheimer’s Disease International) to redress this imbalance, and to use good quality research to generate awareness and inform policy development. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group has completed pilot studies of dementia diagnosis and care arrangements for people with dementia in 26 centres in 16 mainly developing countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, India, China and SE Asia. We demonstrated the feasibility of diagnosing dementia in a simple one-stage research interview, in a way that will allow valid comparisons to be made across different cultures and among people with widely differing levels of education. These pilot research study findings pave the way for the next phase of 10/66 research – population-based studies of the prevalence and impact of dementia and its risk factors in rural and urban centres in Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic, India and China. In the symposium, the aims, and designs of these population-based studies will be described, together with an outline of the new 10/66 caregiver education and training intervention, which we plan to implement and evaluate in nested randomized controlled trials in the course of our field work.
Chair:Elizabeth Rimmer
 S028-001 The 10/66 Dementia Research Group - Introduction
Martin Prince, Daisy Acosta, Helen, Fung-kum Chiu, Marcia Scazufca, Mathew Varghese
 S028-002 Cultural Effects and Predictors of Strain Among Caregivers in Developing Countries
Marcia Scazufca, Martin Prince
 S028-003 Developing a Dementia Service in Rural India
KS Shaji
 S028-004 The development, piloting and evaluation of a caregiver intervention to be administered by basic health workers in developing countries
Mathew Varghese, KS Shaji, Ravi Samuel
 S028-005 A quantitative review of prevalence studies of Dementia in China and Southeast Asia – the influence of methodological factors on observed prevalence
Cleusa Ferri, Martin Prince, Gill Price, 10/66 dementia research group
 S028-006 The 10/66 population-based studies in Latin America
Daisy Acosta, Marcia Scazufca
 S028-007 The 10/66 Population-Based Studies in the Peoples’ Republic of China
Jin Lui, Xin Yu

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