Journal article

Refined conceptual model for implementing dementia risk reduction: incorporating perspectives from Australian general practice

Kali Godbee, Jane Gunn, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Victoria J Palmer

Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020


Dementia is now a global health priority. With no known cure, the best way to reduce the number of people who will be living with dementia is by promoting dementia risk reduction (DRR). However, despite evidence-based guidelines, DRR is not yet routinely promoted in Australian general practice. Previously, we proposed a preliminary conceptual model for implementing DRR in primary care based on our scoping review of practitioners' views. The present study aimed to refine this model for the Australian context by incorporating the current perspectives of Australian general practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses (GPNs) about DRR. Interviews with 17 GPs and GPNs were analysed using the f..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dementia Research Team Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was part of the Maintain Your Brain (MYB) study. Participants for the MYB study were recruited from the 45 and Up Study (, accessed 31 March 2020). The 45 and Up Study is managed by the Sax Institute in collaboration with major partner Cancer Council NSW and the following partners: the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division), NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Government Family & Community Services -Ageing, Carers and the Disability Council NSW and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. The authors thank the many thousands of people participating in the 45 and Up Study. This work was supported by a PhD Fellowship attached to the MYB Study, funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dementia Research Team Grant (APP1095097). The funding body had no role in preparation of the data or manuscript or in the decision to submit for publication.