Excess winter deaths among people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.

This report analyses the findings from a study that aimed to understand the causal pathways connecting dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the risk of excess winter mortality. An analysis of mortality data across the UK is coupled with insights from carers of people with dementia. The study finds that excess winter deaths among people with dementia is a long standing phenomenon and supports previous literature suggesting winter adds an additional risk to many other risks for people with dementia. The authors refer to the "perfect storm" of risks that can accumulate over time. A list of recommendations is categorised by carer, future research, utility providers and organisations supporting people with dementia. A paper on this study can also be found in the journal section of this review.
Title: 
Excess winter deaths among people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.
Date: 
2015
References: 
Gray, B., Allison, S.,Thomas, B., Morris, C., and Liddell, C (2015) Excess winter deaths among people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias, Chesshire Lehmann Report.