Dr. Martin Prince, renowned professor at King’s College London, will present “Dementia in the Developing World,” March 29 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
“Dr. Prince’s efforts have led to the documentation of the high prevalence of dementia worldwide and its contribution to global disease burden. He and his colleagues have also developed state-of-the-science assessment tools and community-based interventions to ease the burden of dementia for individuals and their careers,” notes JHUSON professor Laura Gitlin, PhD, Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging. “We have a lot to learn from Dr. Prince's world knowledge and experiences and how we can improve dementia care here in the United States."
Prince, who is professor of epidemiological psychiatry and co-director of the Center for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, focuses his research on the salience of mental and neurological disorders to health and social policy in low and middle income countries. Since 1998, he has coordinated the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, a network of over 100 researchers, mainly from the developing world, who have worked together to promote more good research into dementia in those regions. The group has published 95 papers covering dementia prevalence, incidence, and impact, as well as contributing more generally to knowledge of public health aspects of aging and chronic disease in low and middle income countries.
Prince also led the development of the widely reported Alzheimer Disease International World Alzheimer Reports for 2009-2011, and was a leading contributor to the WHO World Dementia Report 2012. Aside from his work in developing countries, Prince coordinates the study of mental and cognitive health in the 10 nation Study of Health and Retirement in Europe, and mental health and aging for the UK National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. He was co-author of the Dementia UK report that informed the UK Government’s National Dementia Strategy.
The presentation will be held from 4-5 pm in the Carpenter Room at the JHUSON.
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