“A two-decade comparison of prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England: results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II”, by Matthews et al., on behalf of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Collaboration and published in the Lancet has won a category prize in the 2013 Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year Award.
The RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to General Practice or Primary Care.
Dr Fiona Matthews (MRC Biostatistics Unit) and her team, including Professor Louise Robinson, RCGP Joint-Clinical Champion for Dementia, and Carol Brayne (Cambridge Institute of Public Health), conducted a two-decade prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England. Their conclusions provide further evidence that a cohort effect exists in dementia prevalence and that later-born populations have a lower risk of prevalent dementia than those born earlier in the past century.
Matthews FE, Arthur A, Barnes LE, Bond J, Jagger C, Robinson L, Brayne C; Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Collaboration. A two-decade comparison of prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England: results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II. Lancet. 2013. 382(9902):1405-12. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61570-6. Weblink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(13)61570-6
Their paper was selected as the winner of the category aligned to Division 4: Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia. Six category awards were given this year, aligned to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) research delivery divisions.
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