The progressive ageing of the world population and the subsequent increase of age-related diseases are inevitably rising the costs of the health and social expense. The World Health Organisation is especially worried by the exponential increase of the cases of dementia.
In order to fight dementia, clinicians and researchers have concentrated all their resources in a restricted span limited only to the most advanced phases of the disease, not considering the fact that dementia starts dozens of years before being diagnosed.
We believe that we should also deal with the previous pre-morbid phases, focusing our attention on adult and cognitively healthy population to try to plan brain-protective interventions.
Our work on prevention falls precisely within such a perspective, as we believe that if we implement virtuous actions to preserve our brain before the disease tries to win it inexorably, we will be able, at least in part, to limit the incidence of dementia.