Risk score tool for the prediction of 5-, 9-, and 13- year risk of dementia

Takeaway

  • A risk score model based on risk factors such as socio-economic adversity, physical activity, and comorbidities demonstrates excellent accuracy at predicting up to 13-year dementia risk.

Why this matters

  • There is currently no effective treatment available for stroke. Prevention is therefore a crucial means of intervention.

  • A risk prediction model that identifies pre-clinical risk factors can help individuals determine their dementia risk profile and implement treatment options/modifications that can help prevent or delay dementia.