chapter  36
Alzheimer’s associations and societies
ByHenry Brodaty, Nicole Pesa, Glenn Rees
Pages 12

Research activity is the third factor, aimed at improving diagnosis and assessment, discovering preventative factors and treatments for dementia and determining the impact on carers and ways to reduce their burden and stress levels. e importance of preventative factors and consequent need for prevention studies was highlighted by the World Alzheimer’s Report (Alzheimer’s Disease International, 2014) and research activity has been gaining momentum in this area (Gillette-Guyonnet et al., 2009; Richard et al., 2009; Kivipelto et al., 2013; Ngandu et al., 2014).