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Inequalities in Dementia: Insights from Lower-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries

Edited by:
Clarissa Giebel, PhD, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Darshini Ayton, PhD, Monash University, Australia

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 15 December 2024

International Journal for Equity in Health invites authors to submit to our Collection Inequalities in Dementia: Insights from Lower-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries.

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New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being, SDG 5: Gender Equality, and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Clarissa Giebel, PhD, University of Liverpool, UK

Dr Clarissa Giebel is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast. Her research focuses on Inequalities in Dementia Care, and she is leading the University's Institute of Population Health Dementia Research Group, as well as the European INTERDEM Taskforce on Inequalities in Dementia. She has published over 100 papers in the field, and is a passionate advocate for equitable patient, public, and stakeholder involvement and engagement. This includes having set up and hosting the public Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research Forum.

Darshini Ayton, PhD, Monash University, Australia

Associate Professor Darshini Ayton is the Deputy Head of the Health and Social Care Unit at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Her program of research links acute care to community and residential aged care and encompasses dementia prevention, innovative diagnostics for dementia and sector-spanning models of care to improve quality of care and quality of life. Darsh has a strong track record in health and social care research and methodological approaches including qualitative research, consumer and community involvement, clinical registries, randomised controlled trials and implementation science. 

About the Collection

This Collection focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and care in dementia across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries. Worldwide, over 55 million people are living with dementia, with numbers continuously rising. Additionally, their family carers are often carrying the largest burden by providing unpaid care. The largest proportion of people with dementia is residing in LMICs, where access to diagnosis and care tends to be more difficult than in high-income countries. Knowledge about dementia in LMICs is also often limited, and stigmatised. However, there are also substantial inequalities for people with dementia and their carers in high-income countries, which can include where people live and their wider socio-economic backgrounds. This Collection aims to bring together the latest evidence on research in the field, either by focusing on individual countries or cross-country comparisons. We are including qualitative and quantitative evidence, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of research papers, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Inequalities in Dementia: Insights from Lower-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.