STRiDE: strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries
Dementia affects more people in low- and middle-income countries than it does in the UK or other high-income countries, yet few countries are prepared for the challenges of the growing number of people with dementia.
The project will examine current practice, both at a national level and for individual families, both to help people living with dementia to live well, and to ensure that family and other carers do not face excessive costs that could impoverish them or compromise their own health.
A core activity will be to understand the impacts of dementia in various cultural, social and economic contexts in order to support development, financing, planning, implementation and evaluation of National Dementia Plans.
Dr Farina is co-ordinating Work Package 5 of the project, in which we will be generating new evidence about the prevalence, costs, and impact of dementia in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). He is also a member of the Work Package 3 team, which seeks to develop anti-stigma interventions for some of the LMICs involved in STRiDE.
Funded by: Global Challenges Fund
PI: Prof Sube Banerjee
Status: In progress