WHO Guidelines on Dementia Prevention (BBC News / WHO)

Summary

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. This follows earlier related guidance and consensus statements from other bodies, nationally and internationally, which recommend the adoption of healthy lifestyles for healthier ageing.

“People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels”.

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Reference

How to cut your dementia risk, according to experts. London: BBC Health News, May 14th 2019.

See also:

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World Health Organization (2019). Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), May 14th 2019.

This relates to:

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World Health Organization (2019). Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia: WHO guidelines. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), May 2019.

There is also an Executive Summary.

Evidence profiles are provided for:

  1. Physical activity interventions.
  2. Tobacco cessation interventions.
  3. Nutritional interventions.
  4. Interventions for alcohol use disorders.
  5. Cognitive interventions.
  6. Social activity.
  7. Weight management.
  8. Management of hypertension.
  9. Management of diabetes.
  10. Management of dyslipidaemia.
  11. Management of depression.
  12. Management of hearing loss.

WHO’s Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017–2025

An earlier report, for context:

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Reference

World Health Organization (2017). Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017–2025. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), 2017. ISBN 978-92-4-151348-7.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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