A virtual earth model of the dementias in China

Hamish Robertson*, Nick Nicholas, Jo Travaglia, Andrew Hayen, Andrew Georgiou

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This developmental project was undertaken to explore how applying spatial science analysis and visualisation methods might inform societies undergoing significant structural and demographic change. China is rapidly transitioning to an aged society. It already exceeds all other countries in its population aged 65 years and over. Dementia is closely correlated with ageing and intersects with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. Information dashboards are a growing part of health and social policy data environments. These visual data applications increasingly include mapping capabilities. In this paper, we explore the utility of a geographic modelling approach to exploring the complex nature of population ageing and the dementias in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsAdi V. Gundlapalli, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Dongsheng Zhao
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998303
ISBN (Print)9781614998297
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017

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Copyright International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press 2017. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Ageing
  • Dementia
  • Geographic mapping


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