Tag Archives: Promoting Brain Health

Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Homes and Patient Activation: Five Prescriptions to Transform the NHS (BBC News / BBC Radio Four)

Summary The Radio 4 Healthy Visions series invited five health leaders and thinkers to offer personal “prescriptions” for the future of healthcare. The final Healthy Visions program entitled “A health-creating society” was first broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on Friday … Continue reading

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World Dementia Envoy’s Christmas Message: Resolutions on Modifiable Risk Factors (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council / NHS England)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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September: World Alzheimer’s Month (ADI / World Dementia Council)

Summary September 2014 is the third global World Alzheimer’s Month™. This is an international awareness raising campaign coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). “The theme for World Alzheimers Month 2014 is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’, focusing on ways … Continue reading

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Stoptober 2014 Recruitment Campaign (Public Health England)

Summary The 2014 Stoptober Campaign is supported by British comedians, encouraging smokers to “swap fags for gags”. Last year’s Stoptober Campaign helped 250,000 people to take part; 65% of whom stopped for 28 days. Full Text Link Reference Smokers encouraged … Continue reading

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Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (ADI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has published the World Alzheimer Report 2014, entitled “Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors” which examines the evidence on modifiable risk factors for dementia. It shows that dementia risks can … Continue reading

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A Third of Alzheimer’s Disease Cases Worldwide Potentially Preventable? (BBC News / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) indicates that one in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide are potentially preventable. This latest study, from the University of Cambridge, reflects and parallels a growing awareness and consensus … Continue reading

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