The calculation of dementia or assignment of dementia status follows the Langa-Weir approach as applied to the sister study to the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, namely the US Health and Retirement Study. This way, both studies are likely to give comparable results.
A cartogram map is the equivalent of a choropleth map with the size of the areas (local authority districts) is adjusted according to the prevalence of dementia. In this way, areas with higher prevalence are not only darker but also increased in size. Conversely, areas with lower prevalence are shrunk in size. The legend identifies three ranges: up to 5%, up to 10% and up to 15%.
John and Neil attended the ESRC/NIHR dementia initiative awards meeting at LSE on the 28th June 2017 and shared progress on the study today. This photograph was taken of all the award holders, the funders and representatives of other funding bodies, such as the MRC, ARUK and the Alzheimer’s Society who were also present.
A meeting between all the Work Programmes and the Scientific Advisory Committee attached to the Neighbourhoods & Dementia Study took place on 15th June here in Manchester. It was a good opportunity for all those involved in the project to obtain advice and guidance from our advisory group.