[Wishes for the future of science: an analysis of dementia and ageing on The National Research Agenda (NWA)]
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SourceTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 47, 4, (2016), pp. 137-44
Article / Letter to editor
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Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
SubjectRadboudumc 1: Alzheimer`s disease DCMN: Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience
INTRODUCTION: The National Research Agenda (NWA) assembles topics on which scientist can focus in the coming years. A study carried out by de Radboudumc in Nijmegen examined how many questions are put to the NWA on dementia and ageing. What priority does society give to this research field and who ask questions about this? With the method of the NWA as reference frame a supplementary route on dementia/ageing was proposed. RESULTS: Of the 11.700 questions submitted to the NWA almost 2.5% is about dementia/ageing. Compared to other medical issues this is a relatively high percentage. This analysis provides 21 research questions which give a good idea of the questions that where asked about the themes of ageing and dementia. Half of the questions came from citizens, therefore we can speak of a socially supported agenda in this area. However, most of the valid questions came from professional organizations involved in dementia. CONCLUSION: In the Netherlands a relatively high priority is given by authors of questions for the NWA to research on dementia and ageing. Questions from professionals are complemented by citizens who ask other relevant questions that provide a new perspective and are an addition to the knowledge questions from scientists.
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