We will review and synthesise the findings of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for people living with dementia and their carers, with a particular focus on evidence from low- and middle-income countries.
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses will assess current evidence on what works in dementia care in low and middle-income countries. We will assess the degree to which research evidence from high-income countries can be transferred to low and middle-income countries, and explore opportunities to adapt existing evidence from other countries using local parameters. Our assessment will be based on the availability and relevance of the interventions evaluated in high-income settings to low- and middle-income settings.
A publicly available, international (multi-language) database will be developed to report our findings.
We will also develop a decision support platform which combines the findings of published scientific studies with the values and preferences of end users in low and middle-income countries.