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Research Article

Dementia before Death in Ageing Societies— The Promise of Prevention and the Reality

  • Carol Brayne mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: carol.brayne@medschl.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Lu Gao,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Dewey,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Fiona E Matthews,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Investigators
  • Published: October 31, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030397

About the Authors

Carol Brayne
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lu Gao, Fiona E Matthews
Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Michael Dewey
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: carol.brayne@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CB conceived this analysis and led the study. LG and FEM designed and conducted the analysis. MD contributed at all stages. All authors discussed the results and commented on the paper. All MRC CFAS (corporate author) principle investigators and team were involved in the study and had an opportunity to comment on the paper.