Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Research in the social and behavioral sciences points to possibilities for preventing or slowing the development of dementia and for substantially reducing its social and economic impacts. At the request of the National Institute on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a consensus study using a decadal survey to assess the contributions of research in the social and behavioral sciences. This report complements an array of initiatives occurring as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's. Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America calls for research in the next decade that addresses the causes and solutions for disparities in both developing dementia and receiving adequate treatment and support. It calls for research that sets goals meaningful not just for scientists but for people living with dementia and those who support them as well.

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