Our Risk Reduction team

Our Risk Reduction team aims to reduce the risk and impact of dementia through increasing awareness; by encouraging effective disease prevention methods; and by increasing awareness and reducing risk amongst those that are most at risk.
 

Risk Team

Global Team Lead: Ron Petersen
Team Members: DY Suharya; Hilary Doxford; Kate Swaffer; Meera Pattabiraman; Ricardo Allegri; Shekhar Saxana; Martin Rossor; Tom Wright; Whitney Warton

Aims of the group

  • To reduce the risk and impact of dementia through increasing awareness and by encouraging effective disease prevention methods, for example through the promotion of appropriate life choices.
  • To prioritise increasing awareness and reducing risk amongst people, groups and communities that are most at risk.

Current work priorities

  • Influencing global programmes that focus on healthy ageing and brain health (e.g. those run by the Global Brain Health Institute; and the Global Council on Brain Health etc.).
  • Ensuring that the perspectives of low and middle income countries (LMICs) are included in these programmes and that their needs are prioritised.
  • Supporting LMICs in engaging in activities that reduce the risks of dementia, e.g. by encouraging the development of a risk reduction tool/calculator, through a pilot programme in Indonesia.

Our Risk Reduction team members

Our Risk Reduction team is led by WDC member Ron Petersen, who works with an expert and experienced global team of WDC members and associate members.
  • Kusumadewi (DY) Suharya
    Kusumadewi (DY) Suharya
    WDC Member
  • Hilary Doxford
    Hilary Doxford
    WDC Member
  • Kate Swaffer
    Kate Swaffer
    WDC Member
  • Meera Pattabiraman
    Meera Pattabiraman
    WDC Member and Trustee
  • Professor Ricardo F. Allegri, MD, PhD
    Professor Ricardo F. Allegri, MD, PhD
    WDC Member
  • Shekhar Saxana
    Associate Member
  • Martin Rossor
    Associate Member
  • Tom Wright
    Associate Member
  • Whitney Warton
    World Young Leaders in Dementia