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Dementia Risk and Prevention in Low and Middle-income Country Settings – Focus on Tanzania Mainland

Version 1 : Received: 17 June 2021 / Approved: 21 June 2021 / Online: 21 June 2021 (15:22:37 CEST)

How to cite: Kakilla, C. Dementia Risk and Prevention in Low and Middle-income Country Settings – Focus on Tanzania Mainland. Preprints 2021, 2021060522 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0522.v1). Kakilla, C. Dementia Risk and Prevention in Low and Middle-income Country Settings – Focus on Tanzania Mainland. Preprints 2021, 2021060522 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0522.v1).

Abstract

As a result of an increasing population of aged people in sub-Saharan Africa, dementia is predicted to surge up to 90% by 2030. This review is set to assess the prevalence of dementia, for 65+ aged population in sub-Saharan states and particularly in Tanzania. Subsequently, the review will identify the possible risks factors – age, gender, level of education, cardiovascular problems, diabetes and mild cognitive impairment – and will lay out the challenges of reducing the dementia burden in Tanzania. Additionally, the review explores the current approaches in solving dementia disorders, including a general view of the public understanding of dementia. Also, the review recognises the gaps in government funding to mental health, a barrier to service access and the need for further research on Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Lastly, the review links the sustainable development goals (SDGs) addressed and appreciate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the fight against dementia.

Subject Areas

Dementia; prevalence; Tanzania; sustainable development goals

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