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Healthmatters - Midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

Public Health England Healthmatters - Midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk. 

 

Public Health England (PHE) has released a new report titled Midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

With 47.5 million people living with dementia across the globe, and this figure predicted to rise to over 150 million by 2015, PHE is keen to reduce the prevalence and incidence of the condition. 

This new report outlines the lifestyle factors that can increase the risk of developing dementia in midlife, with age, smoking habits, lack of activity, drinking alcohol and poor diets being the biggest risk factors

The report goes on to identify the people most at risk from developing dementia, with dementia causing 31,850 deaths per year among women in the UK

Lastly, the report provides information on how people can reduce the risk of developing dementia for themselves b adopting healthier lifestyles, along with a rundown of the various campaigns and action that could be taken by local authorities to reduce the risk of dementia

To download this report, click here

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