Priority 21 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What strategies are most effective in preventing and/or delaying the onset of dementia? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0083/21
Explanatory note

While much research is targeted at trying to find a cure for dementia, people wanted more research to address possible ways of either preventing or delaying its onset.


1. Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset. (2015, October). Retrieved from

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples  I am most concerned about preventing dementia ~ Specifically, I am personally concerned about doing everything I can to prevent dementia. ~ What matters most is preventing dementias, ie having a healthy brain. ~I am afraid of dementia
Submitted by  Health/Social care provider 4, Caregiver 4, Older Adult  8, Other 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 August 2018