The World Dementia Envoy’s Christmas message offers brief personal insights from contact with dementia in the family. One significant highlight of progress during 2014 has been recognition of the “Blackfriars Consensus Statement”; involving the agreement to focus seriously on researching healthy lifestyles and public health with a view to achieving significant advances in dementia risk reduction.
Healthy living may reduce risk of dementia – World Dementia Envoy’s Christmas message. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council, December 18th 2014.
NHS England Follows Suit
A not unrelated piece of public health advice, concerning excessive alcohol consumption, from Alistair Burns, the National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England:
England’s top dementia doctor says “Make cutting back on alcohol your New Year’s resolution”. London [Online]: NHS England, December 28th 2014.